6 July 20096 July 2009 Main Posts Readings and Writings: 40 Years in Books Jeff Sparrow You might have seen that Readings, the legendary Carlton bookshop (OK, I know it’s in other places as well now but it’s located in Carlton on the spiritual plane) is celebrating its anniversary by publishing a collection of short stories by Australian writers.The Readings site explains: Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to assist The Readings Foundation in supporting literacy, the arts and the community. The list of contributors is below: Alex Miller Cate Kennedy Robert Egan Chris Womersley Jenny Sinclair Michael McGirrv Peter Goldsworthy Josephine Rowe Christos Tsiolkas Myfanwy Jones Kalinda Ashton Mark Seymour Barry Divola Amy Tsilemanis Louise Swinn Chris Grierson Elliot Perlman Paddy O’Rielly Miles Allinson Tony Birch Catherine Harris Paul Mitchell David Cohen Leanne Hall Kate Holden Steven Amsterdam Not bad company Overland‘s associate editor keeps these days. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?