Suggested readings - Booktober 2023

Short stories to blow your socks off

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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.

Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan 

Witty, prescient and superbly written.

Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvery 

High concept and beautifully executed.

Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven 

Original, moving and incredibly vivid.

Lucky Ticket by Joey Bui 

Tragi-comic, authentic and emotionally powerful....

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