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Brett, Lily

Lily Brett is an award-winning writer of novels, poetry and short stories. Born in Germany, Lily came to Melbourne with her parents in 1948. Her first book, The Auschwitz Poems, won the 1987 Victorian Premier’s Award for poetry, and was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year. Her second book, Poland and Other Poems was published in 1987 and her third, After the War, was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry. Her first collection of fiction, Things Could be Worse (1990), was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for Fiction. She also is the author of a book of essays, In Full View, and her most recent novel, Too Many Men, is receiving widespread critical acclaim. Lily Brett is married to David Rankin and they currently live in New York. UQP published Collected Stories in 1999, bringing together two brilliant sequences of Lily\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s stories.
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Collected Stories Lily Brett

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Lily Brett is an award-winning novelist and poet as well as a brilliant short story writer. This collection brings together the two sequences of stories that were published as Things Could Be Worse and What God Wants, following the lives of a company of Melbourne friends who survived the holocaust, and the complex lives of the children they raised. Always under the shadow of their terrible history, the closeknit Jewish community portrayed in these stories tackles life with exuberance, passion and extraordinary humour.


Things Could Be Worse

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Rediscover the lovable character Lola Bensky with this stylish reissue of Lily Brett’s first work of fiction