Heat and Light

Exploring indigenous identity, sexuality and family ties in Australia.

In ‘Heat’, we meet several generations of the Kresinger family and the legacy left by the mysterious Pearl. In ‘Water’, a futuristic world is imagined and the fate of a people threatened. In ‘Light’, familial ties are challenged and characters are caught between a desire for freedom and a sense of belonging.

(from Goodreads)

More about this collection

Author Ellen van Nerveen’s website

A longer interview with Ellen van Nerveen about this collection – Sydney Review of Books. Many interesting tidbits about the writing process and themes.

Others about Ellen van Neerven – The Lifted Brow. I don’t usually link to these endorsements but these were rather profound and moving.

Special Note

Important changes to the site
Sep 23

Site Changes

From September 2023 this site will only be an index site for new entries. If I can find interview bits from the authors about the craft writing linked short stories I will add that, otherwise there will be no additional information. You are still welcome to contact me if you want to add links, etcetera to an entry on a collection you have authored.  I hope to get the resources to expand all entries further in the future. Unless otherwise noted all blurbs are from Goodreads.
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