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Cracking the Spine - Julie Chevalier

Cracking the Spine

By: Julie Chevalier, Bronwyn Mehan (As told to)


Published: 1st May 2014
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
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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 Were Written (Spineless Wonders 2014).

ISBN: 9781925052039
ISBN-10: 1925052036
Audience: General
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Spineless Wonders
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.25