Purple Prose

Purple Prose book coverPurple Prose introduces fifteen new works of non-fiction by Australian women writers, each responding to the colour purple. In their hands, purple takes on many meanings. From a story about King George’s coronation gown to pigeon fanciers and the Dockers’ Purple Haze, this is a book for women readers everywhere.

Purple Prose has been edited by Liz Byrski and Rachel Robertson and also features new works by Amanda Curtin, Lily Chan, Hanifa Deen, Sarah Drummond, Lucy Dougan, Tracy Farr, Deborah Hunn, Natasha Lester, Toni Jordan, Anne Manne, Rosemary Stevens, Annamaria Weldon and Jacqueline Wright.

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Reviews and comments

‘I can thoroughly recommend this book for reading, reflection and relaxation.’ Starts at 60

Purple Prose is a masterclass in theme and variations.’ The West Australian

‘Stories are written along the lines of many different themes and issues, but a collaborative book focusing on a specific colour is rare.’ Cockburn Gazette