Christine Stanton

Christine Stanton is a Sydney-based author where she teaches English language and Australian culture to migrant adolescents in the government secondary education system. She was educated at Monash University, Charles Sturt University and the University of Technology Sydney.

She has a Master of Arts in Writing and her fiction has been published in Southerly, Island, Best Australian Stories 2006, Etchings and Wet Ink. Her short fiction has been short-listed overseas for both the Historical Novel Society short fiction award and the Aeon Albedo speculative fiction award.

“Dangerous Shoes” is an extract from her 2004 novel, Xenoliths.


Dangerous shoes

FictionSelected for Best Australian Stories 2006"SENSITIVITY!" CRIES DONNA. "That's what I want us to be about." She cocks her head slightly to one side and makes a down-pointing steeple with her hands at belly-level. We all stare at her,...

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