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.