Tasmania is another country—a lush, sometimes foreboding island with a people fiercely protective of its history, culture and creativity.
Spanning two centuries of writing, this collection brings together the finest stories about Tasmania. Twenty-four diverse and fascinating stories showcase the island’s colonial past, its darkness and humour, and 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] beautiful anthology.’
‘[A] beautifully presented short-story collection….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.’