Ernest Hemingway warned, ‘The masters of the short story come to no good end.’ Tegan Bennett Daylight helps three masters illuminate this difficult literary art. George Saunders talks about examining the small, painful moments of domesticity, family and death. American writer Joy Williams discusses her characters who reach for the sublime and fall, inevitably, to earth. Tara June Winch talks about creating characters who pack a punch and break your heart. 

Tegan Bennett Daylight (Australian)

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Tegan Bennett Daylight is a fiction writer, teacher and critic. She is the author of three novels: Bombora, What Falls Away and Safety, as well as several books for children and teenagers. Her collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms, was shortlisted for the Stella Award, the ALS Gold Medal and the Steele Rudd Award.