Author(s): Ralph Crane
A wonderful collection of twenty-four short stories that celebrate the history, culture and creativity of Tasmania. Tasmania is another country-a lush, sometimes foreboding island with a people fiercely protective of its history, culture and creativity. This handsome collection, the first to bring together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma; internationally renowned practitioners, like Hal Porter, Carmel Bird and Nicholas Shakespeare; and a range of newer voices, from Danielle Wood and Rohan Wilson to Rachael Treasure. These twenty-four superb stories showcase the island's colonial past, its darkness and humour, the unique beauty and savagery of its landscape. Both a must-read for enthusiasts of Australian literature and a perfect gift for lovers of Tasmania, Deep South comes with a critical introduction from the editors and biographical sketches of the contributors: A. J. O. Carmel Bird Roy Bridges Marcus Clarke Geoffrey Dean Adrienne Eberhard Henry J. Goldsmith James Leakey Tahune Linah James McQueen Hal Porter Philomena van Rijswijk Barney Roberts Margaret Scott Nicholas Shakespeare H. W. Stewart Tasma Theresa Tasmania Rachael Treasure Price Warung A. Werner Rohan Wilson Joan Wise Danielle Wood
* Will be advertised in literary magazines such as Island, ABR and Kill Your Darlings * Will receive review coverage in travel and literary magazines * Editor Danielle Wood is a regular guest at Australian literary festivals * Perfect gift book
Ralph Crane is the author or editor of sixteen academic books. He lives in Hobart and is Professor of English at the University of Tasmania. Danielle Wood is the author of a novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark (2003; winner of the Australian/Vogel and Dobbie awards); a collection of short stories, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls (2006); and two non-fiction works, Housewife Superstar: The Very Best of Marjorie Bligh (2011) and Marjorie Bligh's HOME: Hints on Managing Everything (2012). She lives in Hobart and teaches at the University of Tasmania.