Guess what! The latest issue of the Review of Australian Fiction features a brand new story by Jessica White, and another by me.
Jessica is a country girl from New South Wales who, at just four years of age, lost most of her hearing due to meningitis. Being a determined little girl, she refused to be daunted byt his – or anything else – and instead has gone on to enormous and growing success as a writer and researcher. She published her first novel at 29, not long before graduating with a PhD from the University of London.
Jessica’s first novel, A Curious Intimacy, was published by Penguin in 2007, and won a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist award. Her second novel, Entitlement, was released by Penguin in September 2012.
Jess’s new story in this issue of RAF, ‘When The World Shivered’, is a moving piece of speculative fiction in which disabled children are subject to a well-intentioned but ultimately abandoned experiment to enhance their experience of the world.
My own story (The Nature of Things) is about a young couple who fall in love in the last days of peace before the Second World War.
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