Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Local Scribes Appear to Have Write Stuff

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Local Scribes Appear to Have Write Stuff

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Byline: DOMINICZIETSCH dominic.zietsch@dailyexaminer.com.au

LITERATURE appears to be a growing Clarence Valley export, with short stories from two local writers selected to appear in a new anthology from publishing house Scribe.

The anthology, titled New Australian Stories 2, is the second in a series which showcases short stories from Australian writers. Works of Melissa Beit from Iluka and Claire Purvis from Grafton caught the eye of the book's editors.

Ms Purvis, who writes under her maiden name of Claire Aman, was selected for the anthology for her work titled Louis, which tells the story of a mother hiding her son from police in a backyard bird aviary. Ms Purvis said it was a serious story with astrange, funny momentsa.

A short story written by Ms Purvis also appeared in the first New Australian Stories, released last year.

Ms Purvis, who fits in writing around her job as a Grafton town planner, said she was honoured to be selected for the anthology for the second time. …

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