The ASSF would like to offer a huge congratulations to Clare Testoni, winner of the 2021 AAWP/ASSF Short Story Prize, awarded for her story, ‘Video Capture’. Clare Testoni is a playwright, fiction writer, and puppeteer. Her performance practice often involves shadow puppetry Read More
This prize is offered in partnership with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs and is aimed at emerging writers across Australasia. The prize includes a ticket to the Australian Short Story Festival in 2021, as well as economy airfares and accommodation, and Read More
For all of our Adelaide-based friends and followers, we will be throwing a quiz night to help raise funds for the 2021 festival held here in November. See details below.
by Suzanne Masri On what basis did you select the stories in the collection? For example, was there a theme? For the latest ASS we were very keen to include as many indigenous writers as possible. What was the most challenging aspect Read More
by Suzanne Masri What does the title Glass Walls truly mean and how does this resonate with the anthology? Meenakshi: Glass Walls, a multivalent and multi-hued title arrived at after serious cogitation, resonates right across the whole gamut of stories on tolerance and Read More
by Wendy Wicks Your latest book Zebra and other stories is a novella with an accompanying set of stories organised with a point of view framework. What was the reason for that? Putting together a collection of short fiction presents a structural challenge for Read More
by Suzanne Mazri The norms in which cultural communities in Australia and the Indian subcontinent tolerate adversity is a central focus in Glass Walls: Stories of tolerance and intolerance from the Indian subcontinent and Australia. Edited by writers Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle, Read More