Victoria University Press and Unity Books warmly invite you to join us at 6pm Thursday May the 2nd for the launch of Emma Martin’s debut short story collection Two Girls in a Boat.
The book will be launched by Emily Perkins.
Two Girls in a Boat, the short story for which the collection is named, recently won the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The judges had this to say about her entry:
“There were so many brilliant short stories on our shortlist but ‘Two Girls in a Boat’ rose to the top as it fulfilled the judges’ brief that the winning entry have linguistic flair, originality, depth and daring. The story was chosen for its gorgeous, elegant and spare writing; its nuanced handling of time, place and relationships; its daring, provocative subject matter and clear-eyed exploration of the choice of heterosexual conformity in the face of sexual mutability. Until we had decided on our shortlist, all entries were anonymous. So it is also great that this prize, I think we can claim, has discovered Emma Martin, who has not yet published a book, and brought her to an international audience. With her considerable talent we hope to see more of her work in the future.” – Bernardine Evaristo, Chair, Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
The book is published by Victoria University Press, and is $30.