Cultural Diversity in the Australian Short Story

April 7, 2016

Cultural Diversity in the Australian Short Story is a collection of Australian short stories for translation and publication in China. The collection will be used by students in Chinese universities and will be distributed through the network of Australian Studies Centres in China.

‘The editors of the collection are Michael Griffiths, Huang Zhong and Wenche Ommundsen. The translators are members of the English department of Wuhan University. This project comes out of a long-standing collaboration between the University of Wollongong  and Wuhan University, supported by both universities and the Australia China Council.’

My story ‘The Bride’ A Hatful of Cherries (2007) is included in this anthology.  

The publishing of a new work is always an important occasion for me. In this case there is the  added feeling of representing Australia (albeit in a minuscule way), the country I now call home.