Best Australian Drinking Stories

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Author: Jim Haynes

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760870110

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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It seemed like a good idea... at the time.' - the lament of many a morning after Rum, beer, scotch, wine, beer and more beer. For nearly 250 years Australian history has been punctuated with stories of booze and boozing. From Cook's voyages and the First Fleet to the Rum Rebellion, the mutiny of the 99th Regiment, the soldiers' riot of 1916, six o'clock closing and beyond, we've been a nation that likes a drink. With the eye of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes has collected the best yarns, verses, stories and anecdotes of our boozy history. He uncovers the good and the bad of our national character and its relationship with grog. He celebrates the social gift of alcohol and riotous moments of mateship and camaraderie, but he also offers salutary tales of its consequences - the hangovers, the suffering, the recriminations and the grave occasions subverted by drink. Amusing, wry, tragic and surprising, Best Australian Drinking Stories asks you to grab a glass of your favourite beverage, get comfy and enjoy this fascinating collection of stories about Australia's love affair with booze.

The Best Australian Stories 2013

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Author: Kim Scott

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1922231223

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In The Best Australian Stories 2013, Kim Scott selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring established favourites alongside exciting new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal introduction to Australia’s best contemporary writing. Previous contributors include Kate Grenville, Nam Le, David Malouf, Mandy Sayer, DBC Pierre, Frank Moorhouse, Peter Goldsworthy, Marion Halligan, Venero Armanno, Sophie Cunningham, Romy Ash and many more.

The Best Australian Stories 2002

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Author: Peter Craven

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781863951951

Category: Short stories, Australian

Page: 323

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Third in an annual collection of short stories from Australian writers. Companion to 'Best Essays' series. Stories may have been previously published in magazines. Includes stories from Sonya Hartnett, Joan London, Graham Henderson, Tim Richards, JM Coetzee and Amanda Lohrey. Includes contributor notes.

The Best Australian Stories 2003

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Author: Peter Craven

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781863950770

Category: Short stories

Page: 441

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Annual collection of short stories from Australian writers selected by literary critic Peter Craven. Companion to the Best Essays series. Contributors include Carmel Bird, James Bradley, Marion Campbell, Peter Corris, Sophie Cunningham and Frank Moorhouse. Includes contributor notes and original publication details for each story.

The Best Australian Stories 2010

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Author: Cate Kennedy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458798658

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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There is little to match the pleasurable, exhilarating rush when we know we are in the hands of a writer with authority. Their power is like a kind of charisma - we allow ourselves to be willingly, absolutely persuaded.' - Cate Kennedy In The Best Australian Stories 2010, Cate Kennedy presents a seductive line - up of the year's most exciting short fiction, featuring the best work from publications around the country alongside pieces published here for the first time. A literary feud unfolds, blow by comical blow, in the books pages of a Sydney newspaper. Ned Kelly's mother has her day in court. And as flood waters slowly rise in a small Australian town, a woman quietly watches and waits. By turns playful, heart - wrenching, intimate and exuberant, these twenty - nine stories reveal the strength and variety of Australian fiction today. The authors include first - timers as well as established masters, and the result is a stimulatingly diverse collection. Contributors include: Robert Drewe, Nam Le, Karen Hitchcock, Paddy O'Reilly, John Kinsella, Anna Krien, David Francis, Chris Womersley, Ryan O'Neill, Dorothy Simmons, Louise D'Arcy, Joshua Lobb, Tim Herbert, Michael Sala, Sherryl Clarke, A.S. Patric, Josephine Rowe, Mike Ladd, Meg Mundell, David Mence, Fiona McFarlane, Cory Taylor, Antonia Baldo, Suvi Mahonen, David Kelly, Joanne Riccioni, Stephanie Buckle, Gillian Essex, Michael McGirr.

The Best Australian Stories

A Ten-year Collection

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Author: ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459624874

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 704

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The best of the best This essential book takes a decade of Best Australian Stories and selects the most outstanding short fiction by the country's finest writers. These stories range widely in style and subject matter: there is drama and comedy, subtlety and extravagance, tales of suspense, love, fantasy, grief and revenge. Together they showcase the strength and diversity of Australian fiction at its very best. Contributors include: Murray Bail, Dorothy Johnston, Anna Krien, Patrick Cullen, Nicholas Shakespeare, Nam Le, Robert Drewe, Mandy Sayer, Paddy O'reilly, Janette Turner Hospital, Delia Falconer, Kate Grenville, Peter Goldsworthy, Cate Kennedy, Eva Hornung, Gillian Mears, Steven Amsterdam, Tom Cho, Jessica Anderson, Campbell Mattinson, Luke Davies, Emily Ballou, Marion Halligan, Karen Hitchcock, Frank Moorhouse, Will Elliott, Amanda Lohrey, Tim Richards, Tara June Winch, Joan London, Liam Davison, Michael Meehan, Sonya Hartnett, Chloe Walker, Ryan O'Neill, Gerald Murnane and Tim Winton.

The Best Australian Stories 2014

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Author: Amanda Lohrey

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1922231894

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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‘The art of the story is mostly about the journey, and the economy of means with which the writers here carry us a great distance is at times breathtaking.’ – Amanda Lohrey In The Best Australian Stories 2014, Patrick White Award–winning author Amanda Lohrey selects the outstanding short fiction of the year. Sometimes fantastical, sometimes raw, and always a ‘shot of adrenaline to the mind and heart’, this collection features exciting new voices alongside the established and admired. The edges of reality blur in a corporate lawyer’s tale of working in a 1200-storey glass tower. A prized coffee table becomes the focus of a father’s anxieties and frustrations. Tense and fractured lines of communication shape the life of an interpreter on Christmas Island. Imaginative, remarkable, intimate – this unmissable anthology celebrates the art of consummate storytelling. Julienne Van Loon • Shaun Prescott • Lucy Neave • Anthony Panegyres • Nicola Redhouse • Edwina Shaw • Claire Corbett • Fiona Place • Kate Elkington • Arabella Edge • Claire Aman • Angela Meyer • J.Y.L. Koh • Rebekah Clarkson • Ryan O'Neill • Mark Smith • Anna Krien • David Brooks • Leah Swann • Kirsten Tranter • Lisa Jacobson • Melanie Joosten

The Best Australian Stories 2007

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Author: Robert Drewe

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 186395418X

Category: Short stories

Page: 366

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Hot on the heels of the highest-selling Best Stories in 2006, Robert Drewe is promising another sparkling collection of the best short work our fiction writers have produced in the last twelve months.

The Best Australian Stories 2008

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Author: Delia Falconer

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863952950

Category: Short stories

Page: 293

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Australian short fiction is where the action is: outward-looking, exciting, filled with surprises and joyful life. - Delia Falconer In The Best Australian Stories 2008, Delia Falconer brings together the year's most exciting short fiction. Featuring established masters as well as fresh new voices, this is a perfect book for summer and an ideal introduction to Australia's best contemporary writing. 'As a reader,' Delia Falconer writes, 'I crave what the short story is most suited to deliver: a glimpse into the unpredictability of life, a quick burst of tone and voice, a bittersweet balance of surprising layers.' By turns global and domestic, subversively funny and wrenchingly sad, this year's Best Australian Stories delivers this, and more. Contributors include: Nam Le, Robert Drewe, Emily Ballou, Nicholas Shakespeare, Bernard Cohen, Frank Moorhouse, Marion Halligan, Brenda Walker, plus many more.