I had a brilliant time last Thursday at the launch of The Sleepers Almanac No. 8 at Trades Hall in Melbourne.
In the Almanac is a long short story of mine called ‘Two’ — I wrote a little bit about in my last blog post.
The directors of Sleepers Publishing, Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn:
Ben Birchall read from his short story, ‘Six-Week Performance Appraisal, Walter Birchall’:
Mel Hall with ‘Four a.m.’:
Laurie Steed with ‘Skin I’m In’:
Belinda Rule with ‘Statement of Claims On Behalf Of My Father’:
Vanessa Russell with ‘Pilgrimage’:
Bookshop by Readings:
Other contributors to this Almanac are Helen Addison-Smith, Dieter Barkhoff, Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Samantha Dagg, Rhett Davis, SJ Finn, Madeleine Griffeth, Jonathan Griffiths, Melanie Joosten, Isabelle Li, Eleanor Limprecht, Eva Lomski, Anthony Lynch, Gay Lynch, Paul Mitchell, Michelle Radtke, Elizabeth Tan, Lucy Treloar and Andrew Weldon.
The book is available in paper book and ebook formats: more details here.
You can also read every story from this and previous Sleepers Almanacs on the Sleepers iPhone app.
To coincide with the launch of the new Almanac, Readings asked contributors to write about their favourite short stories. I chose ‘William and Mary’ by Roald Dahl. (Murakami’s ‘Tony Takitani’ a close second.)
P.S. Other recommended reading: