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Editorial - Issue 11:02

11:02Welcome to the second edition of Perilous Adventures for 2011. In this edition, we're thrilled to be bringing you an interview with acclaimed Australian author Charlotte Wood. Charlotte caught up with Sandra Hogan at Varuna in the beautiful blue mountains to share with you her insights about life and writing.

This issue also includes Inga's in-depth reflections on her visit to Montana to take part in the Environmental Writing Institute Workshop, led by Rick Bass. Keeping with the Nature Writing theme, this issue includes classic works by Ernest Thompson Seton and H D Thoreau. You can also try your own hand at Nature Writing, and enter this issue's Perilously Short (Nature) Writing Competition.

You'll also find plenty of exciting new work by established and up-and-coming writers Michael Wilding, A E Macleod, Linda Brucesmith and Wayne Strudwick, reviews of new books by Leslie Cannold, Felix J Palma, Rebecca Stead and a classic work by David Grossman.

This issue also marks the launch of not one, but two writing competitions. First, our Perilously Short (Nature) Writing Competition (just 100 words could win you the prize!), and of course our exciting Annual Perilous Adventures Short Story Competition.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and look forward to reading your feedback, and your entries in our exciting writing competitions.

warm wishes

Nike, Inga & Carla, eds

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Charlotte Wood interviewed by Sandra Hogan


The Perilously Short Nature Writing Competition

The Annual Perilous Adventures Short Story Competition


Flight by Linda Brucesmith

Not A Thing You Said Remains by A E Macleod

Hunted by Wayne Strudwick

The Magic Of It by Michael Wilding


Who Moved My Trees? Nature Writing with Rick Bass by Inga Simpson

Apostrophe Users are Practically Superhuman by Sandra Hogan


Lobo, the King of Currumpaw by Ernest Thompson Seton

Walking by H D Thoreau


Felix J Palma's The Map of Time (reviewed by n a bourke)

Leslie Cannold's The Book of Rachel (reviewed by n a bourke)

David Grossman's To The End of the Land (reviewed by Sandra Hogan)

Rebecca Stead's First Light (reviewed by Inga Simpson)