Here's our recommended reading lists
Short stories to blow your socks off
Alice Grundy is associate publisher at Brio Books and co-founder of Seizure, an incubator of Australian writing. For the past decade, she has worked in trade publishing with a focus on developing new talent. She has run workshops at festivals, universities and schools in Australia, India and China and written for the Sydney Review of Books, Overland and Books+Publishing.
Here are her recommendations for Booktober.
Witty, prescient and superbly written.
High concept and beautifully executed.
Original, moving and incredibly vivid.
Tragi-comic, authentic and emotionally powerful.
Insightful, entertaining and captivating.
Masterful prose that is deeply affecting.
Weird, funny and surprising.
Playful, clever and contemporary.
Hilarious, both absurd and very familiar.
Beautifully written, ambitious and absorbing.