I am very pleased that one of my stories from Overland last year, “Blow In”, will be included the Black Inc anthology Best Australian Stories 2011. It’s a slightly expanded edit, as the original was trimmed for space. The anthology is edited by Cate Kennedy this year, and also includes work by Debra Adelaide, Chris Womersley, Nicholas Jose and Gretchen Shirm, amongst many others. The series includes a Best Australian Essays and a Best Australian Poems too (and often you can buy a Christmas box-set: the Stories is the pink one).
The anthologies are released in November, and you can purchase copies from your local independent bookstore or online at Black Inc. My thanks also go to the original editors of the piece—Sam Cooney and Kalinda Ashton—and to Kate Goldsworthy at Black Inc who has done such an excellent job of liaising about corrections. I buy Best Australian Stories every year for beach reading, and it feels like a real privilege to have something appear in those pages.