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Steven Amsterdam

Steven Amsterdam’s first book, Things We Didn’t See Coming (Pantheon, 2010), was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and won the Age Book of the Year Award in 2010. His latest novel is What the Family Needed (Riverhead Books, 2013). He lives in Melbourne, Australia.


Illustration by Lauren Simkin Berke


Winter 2014 | Fiction

The kitchen cupboards were the last to be sorted out. My father gaped at the size of the throwaway pile in the front hall. “Would I do this to you?”