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Cracking the Spine
Author: Julie Chevalier

ISBN: 9781925052039
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1 May 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.31 x 1.25
Ten Australian stories and how they were written Stories and essays by ten talented writers, including Maria Takolander, Tony Birch and Jennifer Mills. Introduction by Amanda Lohrey. Cracking The Spine is the most innovative resource in Australian literature I have seen in many years. An anthology of contemporary short stories, each with a commentary by their authors, the collection breaks down the wall between the creative and discursive, the imagistic and the expository. Filled with cutting-edge, innovative writers and armed with an expansive definition of what it is to be an Australian, Cracking the Spine will be at once accessible to undergraduate students and informative and challenging for their teachers. What a thrill to see a work like this come about!

About the Author

Julie Chevalier writes poetry and short fiction in Sydney. Her third book, Darger: his girls (Puncher & Wattmann) won the Alec Bolton Prize. It was short-listed for the WA Premier's Poetry Prize, 2013. She co-edited Cracking the Spine: Ten Australian Short Stories and How They We...

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