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More great press for Maria Takolander’s The Double

‘I have spent most of my reading life consuming novels, yet it is this short-story collection that stands out most vividly from what I have read in the last four or five years,’ says Lynette Field on the Meanjin blog.

LiteraryMinded calls it ‘one of the best contemporary short story collections I’ve read’: ‘If you like Kafka or Beckett, or MJ Hyland for that matter, you’ll like Takolander.’

‘Takolander’s angle is the familiar made strange, and her work has a wry quality that echoes early Atwood’s fierce genius,’ says Jennifer Mills at Overland. ‘[Her] craft and skill is stunning.’

Readings listed The Double in its top 5 Australian short-story collections published in 2013.

Read an interview with Maria Takolander in the Weekly Review.

The Double (And Other Stories) is available now in bookshops and online.


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