Paul Genoni
Grey skies over Melbourne
Grand Final Week 2012

Paul Genoni’s essay about the much-loved For A Short Time covers a lot of ground: sport in Melbourne (especially during Grand Final Week), the murder of Jill Meagher in 2012, the dedication of Weddings Parties Anything fans. It is a fine piece of writing: evocative, restrained, articulate,  considered.

You can read the essay on the Mick Thomas website.  It was originally published in Telling Stories, Australian Life and Literature 1935 – 2012, edited by Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni.