What is Story?

Intercultural perspectives on narrative. In 4th grade I was taught a story has a beginning, a middle and an end. And a good story has a mountain shape: an introduction, a problem, its resolution and denouement. And the ending must give an emotional satisfactory conclusion to the main character’s struggle and development. So, when I…

Natural Humans with Cultural Twists

With books spanning two millennia, authoring stories from 12th century France to modern day Russia, author Sophie Masson speaks to us about the weight of history, the experience of the foreign, and the advantages of being an Australian writer. Two millennia—goodness, how startling to see it that way! Makes me feel like an immortal. You’ve recently…