Infidelity, old friendships, uncertain desires, brutal humour: in the Western tradition, the best short stories are often cutting, and cut down to the bone, getting to the heart of the matter in a few short words. Join 2021 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction winner Airini Beautrais, and master of the short story form Tracey Slaughter for a conversation with Erin Harrington about the genesis of their respective books Bug Week and Devil’s Trumpet, and the craft techniques and tips used to realise their vision.
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