Eugen Bacon

Eugen M Bacon finished a PhD in writing at Swinburne University of Technology in 2016. She has published over 50 short stories and creative articles, and has recently completed a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel. Her story ‘A Puzzle Piece’ was shortlisted in the Lightship Publishing (UK) international short story prize 2013 and is published in Lightship Anthology 3. ‘Swimming with Daddy’ was shortlisted in the Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2016. Eugen’s creative writing ‘Being Marcus’ and other works are published through Routledge in New Writing, The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.

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A Review of Nicholas John Turner’s ‘Hang Him When He Is Not There’

How we approach a short story, any story, influences our interaction with the text, where pre-reading judgements affect the intercourse between the author and reader. My approach to this collection was of a reader expecting to notice characteristics of the archetypal short story. As I immersed myself into the act of reading, I experienced subtle and then significant movement from being resistant to being enticed by the author’s voice and style.