Deep South: Stories from Tasmania

Deep South: Stories from Tasmania

A 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 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.
Co-edited by Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood, it is 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 contributor.

What they said

“Co-editor Danielle Wood does have a wonderful contemporary story in the book, portraying a sleep-deprived new mother coming to terms with the changes in her world. Wood manages to merge the contours and endlessness of Tasmania with the mother’s sense of being lost to herself.” Anne Condon

“This collection attempts to capture the richness of Tasmania’s folklore and early in its pages it becomes evident that the island is not just another country but occasionally another world.” Gillian Terzis

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