An article in the Books section of the Sydney Morning Herald by Nigel Featherstone, titled Author John Clanchy reveals why he wrote Six, talks about John’s latest book of short stories as well as his previous work:
…what an author Clanchy is. His career spans decades: he is the author of five novels and four previous collections of short stories. His work has won major awards in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia, including the Queensland Premier’s Award for short fiction and, on two occasions, the ACT Book of the Year. Clanchy is widely acknowledged as a master of the short literary form.
Here’s a little of what they had to say about the book:
the author has a new collection of short stories, or “tales” as they’re identified on the title page. The book is called Six (a reference to the number of pieces in the collection) and it’s been published by Finlay Lloyd, a small press operating out of Braidwood – that just so happens to get its publications in dozens of bookshops around Australia. It’s a not-for-profit enterprise and the mission is to produce high-quality works of literature in hard copy only. A fan of e-books and digital publishing? Not Finlay Lloyd.