Ben Walter is the author of the short story collection What Fear Was. His work has appeared in Meanjin, New Australian Fiction and The Saturday Paper, as well as internationally in Literary Hub and Dark Mountain. He is the fiction editor at Island.
Outside, Mona Lisa
Non-fictionWhere bushwalking is concerned, Tasmanian maps are not an authentic picture of the landscape. They’re fine if you want to stick to well-known trails, but if the track has been assigned a T4 rating it won’t be on the map. Sometimes that’s because the route is so rough it would be misleading to mark it as a track, but sometimes it’s that for a range of management and environmental purposes, the PWS just doesn’t want many walkers going there.