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ISBN: 9781760991869
Dimensions: 23.4x15.3cm
Pages: 288
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Minds Went Walking: Paul Kelly’s Songs Reimagined

Created by Mark SmithNeil A. WhiteJock Serong
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Jock Serong, Mark Smith and Neil A. White posed the question: what would happen if a group of Australia’s finest storytellers were invited to let their minds go walking through the Paul Kelly songbook?

Twenty-one writers responded with tales of forbidden love, with the ghosts that inhabit St Kilda and the ‘special treatment’ of the Noongar people; with the dumb things they did when they crossed the Nullarbor, and how a simple song could bind a father and daughter forever.

Like Paul Kelly’s song, the stories in this anthology will take you anywhere, and everywhere, and they will keep coming back to you like a cork on the tide.

‘I like to see my songs walking around every which way, dressed in different clothes, talking different ways. I wave to them and they wave back.’ Paul Kelly

Pages: 288
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Mark Smith

Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s west coast and has surfed for 45 years. His debut novel, The Road to Winter (2016), was shortlisted for multiple awards and is taught in schools around Australia. The sequel, Wilder Country (2017), won the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for YA. The third book in the trilogy, Land of […]

Neil A. White

Neil A White was born in Melbourne and educated in his native Australia and the United States. He is the author of the novels Closure, Turn A Blind Eye, Something for Bebe, and a number of award-winning short stories. He and his wife live in Dallas, TX. 

Jock Serong

Jock Serong is the author of six novels, most recently The Settlement, and the founding editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. He writes for The Monthly, The Guardian, Surfing World and other publications. He lives with his family on Victoria’s west coast. He has decided against a career in prawn processing.