Summer Lovin'

Introduction by Liz Byrski and written by Tracy Farr, Elizabeth Jolley, Iris Lavell, Natasha Lester, Chris McLeod, Adam Morris, Marcella Polain, Craig Silvey, Annabel Smith, and Jacqueline Wright

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Summer Lovin’ brings you fourteen stories about love from some of Australia’s best-known writers.

From love found to love lost, from first times to second chances, in the city, on the land and through every chamber of the heart, these uniquely Australian stories are as moving as they are entertaining.

Properties
ISBN 9781922089588 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Book Club Reads
Gift Ideas
Short Stories & Anthologies
Fiction
Pages 188
Publication Year 2013
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Liz byrski

    Liz Byrski

    Liz Byrski is a writer, journalist and broadcaster based in Perth, Western Australia. She has published many works of fiction and non-fiction. Read more

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    Tracy Farr

    Tracy Farr is a novelist, short story writer, and former research scientist. She grew up in Perth, and has degrees in Science and Arts from the University of Western Australia. Since 1996 she’s lived in Wellington, New Zealand. Tracy's debut novel was The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies and literary journals (including Westerly, Indigo and Sport). She’s been awarded writing residencies and fellowships in Australia and New Zealand, including the inaugural Mildura Writers Festival Residency and a Varuna Second Book Fellowship in 2015. Read more

  • Elizabeth jolley

    Elizabeth Jolley

    Elizabeth Jolley was born in the industrial Midlands of England and came to Western Australia in 1959 with her husband. She published twenty-three books, including novels, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and plays. Celebrated as one of Australia’s major writers, she also established a formidable international reputation, with her books being widely published throughout the world. She received an Order of Australia for services to Australian literature and was awarded honorary doctorates from four universities. She died in February 2007. Read more

  • Iris lavell

    Iris Lavell

    Iris Lavell has degrees in English, Psychology, and Theatre and Drama Studies, a teaching qualification, and a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. She has written four one-act plays, which have been produced and performed in Perth, with one travelling to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999. As an actor, she performed in more than forty plays through Kaff Theatre, the Collective Unconscious Theatre Company, the Blue Room, and Murdoch University. She has worked for many years as a psychologist, in a range of fields, but most often in the area of vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Read more

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    Natasha Lester

    Natasha Lester is the award-winning author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After. The Age newspaper has described her as a 'remarkable Australian talent'. Natasha’s short stories have appeared in collections such as Australian Love Stories and The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and she has been awarded fellowships at Varuna, The Writers’ Centre and grants by the Australia Council for her writing. As well as writing books, Natasha also teaches creative writing for the Australian Writers’ Centre and loves dressing up as pirates and princesses with her three children. Read more

  • Chris mcleod

    Chris McLeod

    Chris McLeod was born in Western Australia in 1950 and grew up in Katanning. He has worked in psychology, education and journalism. Chris McLeod’s short fiction has appeared in various Australian literary journals and anthologies. Read more

  • Adam morris

    Adam Morris

    Adam Morris is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter who has been creating music for the past 10 years. Irish born and Australian bred, Adam’s first guitar was his dad’s, a 1965 Japanese Yamaki. Adam has led several bands over the years as well as being an accomplished and much sought after solo performer. When Adam is not making music he spends most of his time brewing stout, jumping in rivers and reading books written by men. Read more

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    Marcella Polain

    Dr Marcella Polain was born in Singapore and immigrated to Perth when she was two years old, with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She has a background in theatre and screen writing, and has lectured in the Writing program at Edith Cowan University. She was founding WA editor for the national poetry journal Blue Dog, has been poetry editor for Westerly and was inaugural editor for the WA journal Indigo. She has published essays on writing and completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2006. Read more

  • Craig silvey

    Craig Silvey

    Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in the south of Western Australia. His work has been published internationally and the film rights to his novel Jasper Jones were sold to Australian director Rebecca O’Brien in 2012. Read more

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    Annabel Smith

    Annabel Smith is the author of Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards, and a digital interactive novel/app The Ark. Her short fiction and non-fiction has been published in Southerly, Westerly, and Kill Your Darlings. She holds a PhD in Writing, is an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow, and is a member of the editorial board of Margaret River Press. Read more

  • Jacqueline wright

    Jacqueline Wright

    Dr Jacqueline Wright worked for many years as a teacher and linguist in the Pilbara and Kimberley on Indigenous Australian Aboriginal language, interpreting and cultural programs. In 2000 she took on the regional literature position promoting and developing literary activities and improving opportunities for writers in the north-west of Western Australia. She has worked at Magabala Books and as a producer at ABC radio, Broome. She has a Creative Arts Doctorate from Curtin University. Read more