Best Essays/Best Stories/Best Poems 2007

The Best Australian Stories 2007 Edited By Robert Drewe In this seductively diverse collection, Robert Drewe has assembled the country's best short fiction of the past year. Here are sparkling stories from established favourites, alongside exciting new work from a younger generation. Some are whimsical, some wry, and some devastatingly realistic; there is love, grief, murder, tenderness and revenge. Drawn from all over the country and spanning a remarkable range of styles, Best Australian Stories showcases Australia's most vibrant contemporary writing. As Robert Drewe says, 'Don't let anyone tell you the Australian short story is dead. It's thriving.' The Best Australian Essays 2007 Edited By Drusilla Modjeska The Best Australian Essays 2007 is a rich and diverting collection of essays, compiled by one of Australia's finest writers, Drusilla Modjeska. As well as showcasing some of Australia's best non-fiction writers, Modjeska demonstrates through her selection the wonderful versatility and beauty of the essay form. The Best Australian Poems 2007 Edited By Peter Rose In The Best Australian Poems 2007, Peter Rose collects many of the outstanding poems of the previous year. Among the poets are some of the abiding luminaries of Australian poetry, along with some impressive if unfamiliar new voices. Peter Rose writes in his introduction, 'I have looked for poetry that is, if not reductively personal, then highly expressive and resonant and open-hearted'. This entertaining anthology makes a fine entree to the pleasures and provocations of Australian poetry today.