Short story collections referred to by Kate and Lucy included:

  • Josephine Rowe, Here Until August, Tarcutta Wake, How A Moth Becomes a Boat
  • Jennifer Down, Pulse Points
  • Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge (a short story collection as well as a novel!) and Olive Again
  • Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
  • Cate Kennedy, Dark Roots, Like A House On Fire
  • Tim Winton, Minimum of Two, The Turning, Scission and other stories
  • Paddy O’Reilly, Peripheal Vision, The End of The World
  • ANTHOLOGIES: Best Australian Stories (annual collections published by Black Inc, discontinued last year but available in libraries); Kill Your Darlings' New Australian Fiction (2019), Award Winning Australian Writing (Melbourne Books)
  • JOURNALS: Meanjin, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, Island, FourW, Southerly