There is a whole world of brilliant short stories waiting to be discovered on the library shelves so our staff have found some of the best Australian stories to awaken your imagination!

Enjoy the work of some of Australia's most acclaimed authors such as Helen Garner, Tony Birch, Tim Winton, Christos Tsiolkas and Eliot Perlman or the outstanding writing from Meanjin: fine fiction 1980 to now

Read stories of Melbourne with Melbourne subjective, peek into retrosuburbia with Rumpus room and other stories from the suburbs by comedian Tim Ross or enjoy Under stones from another favourite comedian, Bob Franklin.

Next time you are in the library, ask us to show you where to find the best short stories across our collections. 

Find out more about the Boroondara Literary Awards.

Australian short story booklist

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To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation.

Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available for free from our eBook collection.

More recommended reading

To view booklists on a variety of subjects, visit Booklists from our librarians.