Really chuffed to say that I’ll be in Best Australian Stories 2013. I’ve been reading these anthologies for years and years – it’s an honour and a thrill to be included. Thanks so much to Kim Scott and Black Inc!
When I wrote Frank O’Hara’s Animals I really had no idea how it would do out there in the world. A non-linear, fragmented magical realism story about a nine year old girl who can stop time? I wasn’t sure of her chances.
To see that story in Overland was amazing – to have it anthologised twice now is the icing on this pretty brilliant cake.
Best Australian Stories 2013 will be out in November. Check out the other contributors.