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Fire, flood and plague : Australian writers respond to 2020 / edited by Sophie Cunningham.

Fire, flood and plague : Australian writers respond to 2020 / edited by Sophie Cunningham.
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ISBN 9781761040405
Title Fire, flood and plague : Australian writers respond to 2020 / edited by Sophie Cunningham.
Publisher &/or associated date/s [Melbourne, Victoria] : Penguin Random House Australia, 2020.
Description xxii, 233 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-232).
Contents Timeline--Introduction -- This place of sickness / Billy Griffiths -- The year of lethal wonders / John Birmingham -- Black flowers / Kirsten Tranter -- Living in time of coronavirus / Delia Falconer -- Flames / Alison Croggon -- The great unravelling / Joëlle Gergis -- Drawing breath / Tom Griffiths -- Dead water / Sophie Cunningham -- A matter of urgency / Tim Flannery -- Don't blink / Jane Rawson -- Our daily bread / Gabrielle Chan -- Falling / James Bradley -- Call and response / Christos Tsiolkas -- Friday the thirteenth / Melanie Cheng -- The music of the virus / Brenda Walker -- Waiting for a friend / Kate Cole-Adams -- Too deadly / Melissa Lucashenko -- Trouble breathing / Jennifer Mills -- A long shadow / George Megalogenis -- The ghost in the machine / Jess Hill -- One voice / Kim Scott -- About the birds this spring / Rebecca Giggs -- The coming storm / Richard McGregor -- A convincing darkness / Omar Sakr -- A reinstatement of the facts / Lenore Taylor -- The plague and the cultivation of an inner life / Nyadol Nyuon -- Notes.
Summary 2020 began with firestorms raging through the country, followed by floods and then a global pandemic that has changed how Australians think, feel and live. We all experienced this year differently, but one thing rings true for all of us: this is a year we won't forget. This anthology brings together original work from a diverse collection of Australian voices, from writers to scientists, journalists to historians, all expressing what 2020 meant to them. Fire Flood Plague is a vital cultural record of the resilience and humanity needed in these extraordinary times, including original pieces from Lenore Taylor, Nyadol Nuon, Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Lucashenko, Billy Griffiths, Jess Hill, Kim Scott, Brenda Walker, Jane Rawson, Omar Sakr, Richard McGregor, Jennifer Mills, Gabrielle Chan, John Birmingham, Tim Flannery and many more.
Subjects Australian essays -- 21st century
Australian essays -- 21st century
COVID-19 (Disease)
Conservation of wildlife -- Australia
Black lives matter movement
Wildfires -- Australia
Floods -- Australia
Australia -- History -- 21st century
Australia -- 21st century
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Cunningham, Sophie, 1963- (editor)
Call number 2020.354
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General Collection   . *, Long Overdue . 22 Apr 2021
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