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"I’m a runner. I don’t get pocket money for jobs
 or just because. Dad tells everyone how if I run ten ks he’ll give me five bucks. If I get a PB I get five dollars more. We have the rowing machine and the weights and a bench press in the spare room now. I’ve been running more lately, and someone else,
like a psychologist, might say it’s because my best friend died recently.” (Joiner Bay by Laura Elvery).

Selected out of over 200 entries from the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition, Joiner Bay and Other Stories features seventeen beautifully written and distinct short stories from across Australia.  This year’s winner, Laura Elvery has had work published in The Big Issue Fiction Edition, Kill Your Darlings, Award-Winning Australian Writing and Griffith Review. Her story, “Joiner Bay”, tells the tale of a schoolboy who runs to make sense of his best friend’s suicide.

Second prize winner Else Fitzgerald’s work has appeared in Visible Ink, Australian Book Review, Award Winning Australian Writing and Offset. Her story “Sheen” leaves the reader questioning what it is that makes up humanity.

The South West Prize winner Leslie Thiele has had her short fiction commended and shortlisted in various competitions. Her story “Harbour Lights” details the emotional turmoil created by a painful confrontation.

Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning Indigenous Australian writer. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. Heat and Light was also shortlisted for The Stella Prize, the Queensland Literary Award for State Significance, and the Readings Prize. Ellen was named as a Sydney Morning Herald‘s Best Young Australian Novelist in 2015.

Joiner Bay and other stories (Ed. Ellen van Neerven)

"I’m a runner. I don’t get pocket money for jobs
 or just because. Dad tells everyone how if I run ten ks he’ll give me five bucks. If I get a PB I get five dollars more. We have the rowing machine and the weights and a bench press in the spare room now. I’ve been running more lately, and someone else,
like a psychologist, might say it’s because my best friend died recently.” (Joiner Bay by Laura Elvery).

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Publication Year
2017
Edition
1st
Publisher
Margaret River Press
Format
Paperback
Category
New Releases

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