"The Literary Lunch: Selected Stories" by Geoff Dean will be launched by Lindsay Tuffin, editor of The Tasmanian Times, on 18 November 2004 at 5.30 pm Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Place, Hobart. All welcome.
A salute to Geoff Dean and his contemporaries Christopher Koch and Tim Thorne appears in the editorial of the latest issue of Island:
"Geoff Dean’s published short stories number in the hundreds (he is acknowledged as a founder member in the editorial of the first, 1979 issue of the Tasmanian Review, which became Island). "
David Owen, editorial, Island n.98, p.7.
Dean's stories have appeared around the world -- even alongside those of Margaret Attwood and Kurt Vonnegut, and he has received numerous awards and high praise from luminaries such as Thea Astley. 'The Literary Lunch', the first publication of The Write Stuff's publishing arm, Roaring 40s Press, celebrates nearly 50 years of acclaimed fiction.
It sells for $22.95 (rrp). Contact your nearest bookshop after 18 November.
Inquiries to: Roaring Forties Press, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Launceston launch is set for Friday evening, 3 December 2004 at Fullers Bookshop, Johns Street Launceston.