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Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text

edited by Danielle Wood & Ralph Crane (Text Publishing)

Shortlisted for The Tasmania Book Prize

About the editors

Ralph Crane is the author or editor of sixteen academic books. He lives in Hobart and is Professor of English at the University of Tasmania.

Danielle Wood is the author of a novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark (2003; winner of the Australian/Vogel and Dobbie awards); a collection of short stories, Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls (2006); and a non-fiction work, Housewife Superstar: The Very Best of Marjorie Bligh (2011). She lives in Hobart and teaches at the University of Tasmania.

Synopsis

Island Story by Danielle Wood and Ralph CraneIn Island Story, Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood select almost sixty representative TMAG objects: from shell necklaces to a convict cowl, colonial scrimshaw to a thylacine pincushion, contemporary photography to a film star’s travelling case. Each is matched to texts old and new, by writers as diverse as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter.

This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the island everyone is talking about.