Friday, June 7, 2013

Holiday stories

It appears that Australian authors have a soft spot for Cambodia. Unsung Heroes was written by three Aussie women, Philip Coggan is in town to publish his novel and now Melbourne-based Laura Jean McKay will see her short story collection, Holiday in Cambodia, out in print through Black Inc next month. An award-winning writer best known for smearing cat food all over herself on stage (she performs as well as writes), her collection of stories will include; three backpackers board a train, ignoring the danger signs – and find themselves in the hands of the Khmer Rouge, and a singer creates a sensation in swinging 1969, on the eve of an American bombing campaign. Bold and haunting stories by a remarkable new talent, says the PR from the publisher. You can find out more at www.laurajeanmckay.com.

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