New Fiction

CIMG3671aAt the Woolf and Maus our writers are constantly producing new fiction, and in the spirit of Charles Dickens, we are making these works available to the public in serialised form – chapter by chapter.

On this page you can download the archive of our new fiction works, in sequence, and read them at your leisure. Each chapter will be available as an independent pdf, which you can load onto your ereader, iphone, laptop or other portable reading device – or even print out to make your own notes on.

To kick off our series we are very excited to launch Caught, by Karen-Anne Coleman (that’s actually me – so in some ways writing this post does feel rather like the royal ‘we’).

Caught is set in Sydney, and tells the story of a remarkable photographer and his even more remarkable camera, through the eyes of his friend and landlady, Katy. As Katy learns more about this mystical man who lives in her basement, she discovers that he has touched the lives of other people in her neighbourhood too – in more ways than she would care to know. Caught is about what we mean to one another, how we love and how we let one another live.

The first chapter of Caught is available below, free to download in pdf format. For the next instalment, please click back soon.

Please also leave a comment below if you liked this work, telling us why!

Click here to download the first chapter of Caught:

Caught Chapter One by K A Coleman

A Note On Online Media:

For generations we have subscribed to the newspapers, magazines, newsletters and other informational material that we chose to have delivered to our door. For the rest, we visited the newstand and bookstore.

There is a myth that in the technological age we have lost our curiosity, our desire to seek out information. In fact, it is only the media that has changed, we still nominate who we get our information from, but we get it at much lower cost to the environment, and from anywhere in the world. An email, RSS feed or podcast can make a wealth of news, analysis and educational material accessible to far more people than any distribution technology has every been able before. You also don’t have to buy a wad of paper just to read only part of it, and recycle the load afterward.

So to all the cynics who refuse to go online with their writing or other intellectual material – consider these two things:
1. Who are you listening to?
2. Who is listening to you?

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