Stories of Sydney
15 Writers, 15 Stories
Stories of Sydney is the first collection by Seizure that focuses on place. It is a collaboration with writers from all around Sydney to produce stories set in this diverse and sprawling city.
In partnership with Sweatshop and the University of Western Sydney Writing & Society Research Centre, we have focused on the culturally and linguistically varied range of writers living in Sydney – particularly in the amorphous area called ‘Western Sydney’. The collection also features new representations of inner Sydney.
Ceydny by Sanaz Fotouhi
The Primary Years by George Toseski
Swings and Roundabouts by Sunil Badami
Bankstown Hospital Vitriol by Samantha Hogg
The Duke of Beaufort by Nick Marland
The Curtain Between by Maryam Azam
Chrysoula by Susie Ahmad
Burying Pablo by Stephen Pham
Fellow Travellers by Sophia Barnes
More Handsome than a Monkey by Peter Polites
Let Me Look at Your Face by Tamar Chnorhokian
The 25th Paragon of Filial Piety by Amanda Yeo
Aqua by PM Newton
Five Arrivals by Luke Carman
Two Wheels by Benny Davis
Stories of Sydney celebrates the diversity that exists in this city. A place that is simultaneously welcoming and prejudiced, kind and cruel, aspirational and even eccentric in its mundanity. These stories range from family drama to modern noir, from cultural clashes to the burden of memory.
These are stories from lives you don’t often get to see, from authors as varied as the city itself.