THE FURPHY ANTHOLOGY 2023 HAS LANDED
This is the fourth in a series of annual celebrations of some of the best short story writers in Australia, selected by a panel of judges. These sixteen stories were chosen from more than 650 entrants in the Furphy Literary Award 2023. Among them are established writers as well as debut authors who moonlight as GPs, Aussie Rules footballers and public servants.
These stories show Australia in all its diversity.
The stories in this year’s anthology encompass family dynamics, enduring love, death, care of nature, navigating a strange country, workplace politics, schoolyard antics, bonds forged in diversity, nostalgia road trips, passion for art and what inspires writing itself. They show us what we would rather not face and question, and then remind us about what’s important in life.
These stories capture us in all of our beauty and with all of our faults. Or do they?
There might be a furphy or two …