Selected in the 2016 NSW Premier's Awards as winner of the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
In sparkling prose, Sonja Dechian's profound, moving and wry stories speak to our deepest yearning for connection and the inevitability of our isolation.
From a terrorist cell of cyber-bullying victims working to annihilate the digital memory of their humiliation to a pandemic that leaves grieving parents battling for the media spotlight, these affecting tales invite us to examine our inability to control the world around us - and our own desires.
An Astronaut's Life is a beautiful debut from an intelligent new voice in Australian writing.
‘[Dechian’s] best stories have a sustained voice, simple and nimble…The places she takes you turn out to be well worth the time.’ - The Saturday Paper
Stories in this Collection:
After Francis Crick
Charles Darwin’s Revenge
Nights at the House
An Astronaut’s Life