A collection of the spookiest and most bone-chilling stories from some of Australia's finest authors including Gary Disher, Carmel Bird, David McRobbie and Jenny Pausacker.
What is it about old houses that stirs the imagination? Is it the presence of the house itself? Its shuttered windows, its gaping doors . . . the long tunnel of its hall? Or is it the remembrance of some dark and secret episode of childhood? Some shameful, long-buried memory we dare not share?
Gary Crew asked twelve of Australia's finest writers what lurks in the dark house of their imagination and they dared to tell. If you dare to listen ...
Dark House includes contributions from Isobelle Carmody, Gary Crew, Victor Kelleher, Peter Lawrance, David McRobbie, James Moloney and Gillian Rubinstein.
Gary Crew writes short stories, novels and picture books. Gary is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is particularly interested in researching the creative links between fiction and nonfiction in his novels and the creative interface between print text and visual text in his picture books. During his publishing career of over 30 years Gary has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year four times, twice for novels and twice for his picture books; the New South Wales Premier's Award, the Victorian Premier's Award, the American Children's Book of Distinction, the Aurealis Best Children's Short Fiction, the Wilderness Society's Award for Environmental Writing, and the Royal Geographic Society Whitley Award. Gary lives on the waterfront of subtropical Bribie Island. When he is not writing or lecturing, he loves to walk by the sea or read.