Brian Castro

Short Stories & Drama

February 25, 2013 by Admin

Brian with dogStage Play

1998 After China Stage adaptation, Peter Copeman, Belvoir Street Theatre, 1998.

1994 Secrets Monologue for the Sydney Festival, performed by John Derum. 27th-30th ANZ Theatre, Darling Harbour, January, 1994. Broadcast on ABC FM and Radio National, March, 1994. Published in George Papaellinas ed. Republica, No.1 (1994)

Radio Play

1995 Nightsafe Area. ABC radio. 13/7/95, re-broadcast ‘Soundstage’ 8/4/97. Published in Heat No. 3 February, 1997.


1993 After China (with Jim Sharman) (Unpublished)

Short Stories and Poetry

2020 ‘The Slow Derangement’ in A Book Of Friends, ed. Dorothy Driver, Melbourne: Text Publishing, pp 24-36. (ISBN: 9781922268990).
2019 ‘The World, the Sex and the Critic’, in Why Do Things Break? eds. Ann McCulloch and R.A. Goodrich, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK ISBN 978-1-5275-3281-6, pp 115-124.
2018 ‘Apophlegms’, Mascara Literary Review, Issue 22, June 2018.

2016  ‘Diary of a Rational Man’ in Lu Xun: Transcending Time, Space and Culture Mabel Lee and Chiu-yee Cheung (eds.) Australian Scholarly Publishing September 2016.
2016 ‘Love, Actually’, Melbourne, Review of Australian Fiction 18:5
2015 ’600 Lines of Blindness & Rage’, Melbourne VIC., Cordite Poetry Review
2015 ‘Samaritan’, Berlin, Verlag Vorwerk 8
2015 ‘The Company We Keep’, Queensland, Boolarong Press
2011 ‘The Reprieve’, Wet Ink, Issue 25, Summer 2011
2010 ‘The Archivist’, TEXT, Vol. 14, No. 7. Special issue, November 2010.
2009 ‘My Nervous Illness’, HEAT, Edition 21, 2009.
2009 ‘Notes to a Biographer’, Griffith Review, 23, 2009.
2003 ‘You Can Find Me In The Garden If You Want Me’, edited extract from The Garden Book in Best Australian Stories of 2003, Peter Craven ed. (Black Inc Books).
2002 ‘Das Gesetz der Dinge’, Extract from Shanghai Dancing, in Weltliteratur – Literaturen der Welt, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur, Vienna. Trans. Helmuth A. Niederle.
2001 ‘Danser Shanghai’, Extract from Shanghai Dancing in Vacarme, No 15, Printemps,
Paris. Trans. Isabelle Lee.
2000 ‘Peripeteia’ Extract from Shanghai Dancing in Meanjin
2000 ‘Cathay’ Extract from Shanghai Dancing in Island magazine
1999 ‘For Richer, For Poorer’ Extract from Shanghai Dancing in Best Australian Stories of 1999, Peter Craven ed.
1999 ‘The Pillow Book’, Heat Vol.11, March, 1999.
1999 ‘Sonatina’, in The Penguin Century of Australian Short Stories, Carmel Bird ed., Penguin, (ISBN: 0-670-89233-5).
1999 ‘Hopscotch’, in Enough Already, an anthology of Jewish writing, Alan Jacobs ed., Allen & Unwin, (ISBN 1-86448-756-9)
1997 ‘Nightsafe Area’, a monologue, in Heat Vol.3, February, 1997.
1996 ‘Hopscotch’ in A Sporting Declaration Manfred Jurgensen ed., Phoenix Publications.
1996 ‘Shanghai-dancing’ in Risks Brenda Walker ed., Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
1996 ‘Sonatina’ in Red Hot Notes Carmel Bird ed., University Of Queensland Press (February, 1996). First published, Sydney Morning Herald, 26/3/94.
1995 Extract from Stepper in Australian Book Review, October 1995.
1994 Extract from Drift in Scripsi Vol 9 No 2
1994 Extract from After China in Reading From the Left Wendy Jenkins ed., Fremantle Arts Press.
1993 Extract from Drift in Harbour,George Papaellinas ed., Picador.
1993 ‘Poet’s Ridge’ in Murder at Home, Stephen Knight ed., Allen & Unwin.
1993 ‘You Must Remember This’, Picador New Writing No. 1. Robert Dessaix & Helen Daniel eds. Trans. Czech, Alexandra Büchler, Vanoce V Busi, Apsida, Praha 2000.
1993 ‘Death Of A Morphologist’, Microstories, Imprint, Angus & Robertson, Rosemary Sorensen ed. First published in Australian Book Review, no.145, October 1992. Chung-wai Literary Monthly, No. 301, Taiwan, trans. Ouyang Yu, p 209.
1992 ‘Portfolio’ in A Corpse At The Opera House Stephen Knight ed., Allen & Unwin.
1992 ‘Carried Away On A Flower Boat’, Scripsi, Vol 7 No. 3.
1987 ‘Grand-Master’, in Displacements 2: Multicultural Storytellers, Deakin University, First published in Outrider, Vol 2, No. 2, 1985.
1983 ‘The Cave’ Meanjin, 42, No.1.
1982 ‘The Last Card Game’ inprint, 6, No.3.
1982 ‘The Tyranny of Form’ Brave New World, No.2.
1982 ‘Three Hemingway Pieces’ The Nepean Review (Vol. 8) Short Story Competition First Prize.
1982 ‘A Ten-Minute Story Into The Night’ Going Down Swinging, No.4.
1982 ‘Miniatures’ The Nepean Review, (Vol. 9).
1981 ‘Mythos’, in The Hat Trick, Australian Short Stories, B.H.P./F.A.W.
1981 ‘Indolent Notes Towards Heaven’ inprint 5, No. 2.
1980 ‘Writing From The Clinic’ Mattoid 2, No. 9.
1975 ‘The Man Who Breathed’ New Literature Review.
1973 ‘Estrellita’ The Union Recorder (Vol 53, No. 22), Sydney University Short Story Competition First Prize.


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