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Home Books Fiction Minds Went Walking: Paul Kelly’s Songs Reimagined

Minds Went Walking: Paul Kelly’s Songs Reimagined


Edited by Mark Smith, Neil A. White & Jock Serong

Jock Serong, Mark Smith and Neil A. White posed the question: what would happen if a group of Australia’s finest storytellers were invited to let their minds go walking through the Paul Kelly songbook?

Twenty-one writers responded with tales of forbidden love, with the ghosts that inhabit St Kilda and the ‘special treatment’ of the Noongar people; with the dumb things they did when they crossed the Nullarbor, and how a simple song could bind a father and daughter forever.

Like Paul Kelly’s songs, the stories in this anthology will take you anywhere, and everywhere, and they will keep coming back to you like a cork on the tide.

ISBN: 9781760991869
Dimensions: 23.4x15.3cm
Pages: 288
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press


About the editors:

Mark Smith is the author of four novels for young adults: The Road To Winter, Wilder Country, Land Of Fences and If Not Us. Mark is also an award-winning writer of short fiction and his work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction, The Big Issue, Island, The Victorian Writer and The Australian.

Neil A White was born in Melbourne and educated in his native Australia and the United States. He is the author of the novels Closure, Turn A Blind Eye, Something for Bebe, and a number of award-winning short stories. He and his wife live in Dallas, TX.

Jock Serong is the author of six novels, most recently The Settlement, and the founding editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. He writes for The Monthly, The Guardian, Surfing World and other publications. He lives with his family on Victoria’s west coast. He has decided against a career in prawn processing.