Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy has won literary awards across a wide range of genres. He has published four collections of short stories, the most recent being Gravel (Penguin Books, 2011). His short story The Kiss, also available as a Penguin Special ebook, has been adapted for the stage at Belvoir Street Theatre, and for film by Ashlee Page, winning both the Dendy and AFI awards for best short film. Steve Johnson’s adaptation of his short novella Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam  will be staged at the Riverside Theatre in Sydney next year. His 1995 novel Wish was recently rereleased in the Text Australian Classics series, and his 1989 novel Maestro as an Angus & Robertson Australian Classic. His most recent book is The Rise of the Machines and other Love Poems.

Peter will be discussing ‘Ethical dilemmas’ with Melanie Cheng on Saturday Nov 4 at 2:40pm.

The Australian Short Story Festival is an annual festival celebrating short stories in written as well as spoken form