Texts in the City: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
In this edition of our Texts in the City series, focussing on VCE English texts, join Tony Birch and Josephine Rowe explore the secrets and tensions in Raymond Carver’s 1976 short story collection, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?.
Josephine Rowe was born in 1984 and lives in Melbourne’s inner-west with her husband and cat. Her new short story collection, Tarcutta Wake, is published by UQP.
Tony Birch is the author of the books Shadowboxing (2006), Father's Day (2009), Blood (2011), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin literary award, and The Promise (2014). His new novel, Ghost River, will be released in October 2015. Both his fiction and nonfiction writing has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies, both in Australia and internationally. He is currently the inaugural Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow within the Moondani Balluk Centre at Victoria University.