-- Sandy McCutcheon mentioned the collection The Literary Lunch, selected stories by Geoffrey Dean, briefly at the end of the last "Australia Talks Books' citing Geoff as the "dark horse of Australian literature". And if you listen to ABC News Radio, Phil Kafcaloudes is featuring the book in his arts snippets at the moment -- the collection is selling fast in spite of my not yet having a national distributor.
For readers of this weblog, a special offer for Christmas: Readers of this blog can buy 'The Literary Lunch: Selected Stories' by Geoffrey Dean directly from me as its publisher, for the discount price of $20.00 including postage to any Australian destination, provided that with your order you include a note that you saw this offer here on North of the Latte Line -- use the online form that's on the Roaring Forties Press web site.
NB if you want a copy for Christmas, i.e. faster than I can post it to you, then it's best to pay the Recommended Retail Price of $22.95 at any Tasmanian bookshop or selected tourist outlets in regional Tasmania.
The collection is selling well and two reviews are the wings.
-- Christpher Bantick has called Geoff one of the iconic figures of Tasmanian writing
-- and on the back cover, you will find praise for Geoff's writing from Peter Conrad and Thea Astley.
A salute to Geoff Dean and his contemporaries Christopher Koch and Tim Thorne appears in the editorial of the latest issue of Island.