Bringing together the essays, stories and diary entries of True Stories, The Feel of Steel and Everywhere I Look, as well as new uncollected pieces, this edition is a kaleidoscope of the work of one of Australia’s greatest writers.
'A marvelous introduction to the beautiful, brutal simplicity of a storied life.’—Wall Street Journal; ‘Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life’s secular apocalypses...her unillusioned eye makes her clarity compulsive.’—New Yorker; ‘Garner can write about everything for every reader…Her tone throughout is one of considerable charm and approachability. Five minutes in Garner’s company, you feel, and you’d be telling her your deepest secrets.’—Civilian Global; ‘[Garner’s] writing expresses a hard-won grace. It brings you closer to the world, and shows you how to love it.’—The Monthly
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- Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction
- Melbourne Prize for Literature
- Windham Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction
- Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction