Deep South: Stories from Tasmania

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Ralph Crane, Danielle Wood
Text Publishing Company, Sep 26, 2012 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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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

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About the author (2012)

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. divDanielle 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 a non-fiction work, Housewife Superstar: The Very Best of Marjorie Bligh (2011). She lives in Hobart and teaches at the University of Tasmania.

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