Best Summer Stories

Brilliant short fiction from some of Australia’s most talented storytellers.

A woman suspects her partner of murder. A father seeks to save his son from a looming disaster. A boy finds love in the heat of summer as a dust storm transforms his city and his fortunes. A guard in a detention centre causes tragedy. A town is consumed by a strange apocalypse that its residents struggle to keep contained.

Continuing Black Inc.’s long tradition of discovering and celebrating the country’s finest writers, these exceptional stories will entertain, move and provoke you long after you finish reading. Spend this summer with Australia’s best writers.

MICHAEL MOHAMMED AHMAD
LIZ ALLAN
ROMY ASH
TONY BIRCH
STEPHANIE BISHOP
MIKAELLA CLEMENTS
AOIFE CLIFFORD
LAUREN AIMEE CURTIS
DEMET DIVAROREN
ELIZABETH FLUX
JOHN KINSELLA
JACK LATIMORE
JENNIFER MILLS
PADDY O’REILLY
FIKRET PAJALIC
ELLIOT PERLMAN
ALLEE RICHARDS
MIRANDI RIWOE
BEEJAY SILCOX
ELIZABETH TAN
TIEN TRAN
BRENDA WALKER
BEN WALTER
MARLEE JANE WARD
KATY WARNER
CHRIS WOMERSLEY
DANIELLE WOOD
MICHELLE WRIGHT