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When I Saw the Animal

A brilliant short story collection by awarded novelist and former Vogel winner Bernard Cohen.

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Parked in by furious rich people, mid-divorce, a man misses his lunchtime gambling session. All the girls named Ella form a diagonal across the teacher’s new classroom. Diseased cattle burn in fields around the country – it is a cameraman’s role to frame the images for TV. A swagman jumps into a billabong, or was he pushed?

Bernard Cohen’s stories are filled with incisive perspectives, captivating wit and dark, sharp humour.

Bernard Cohen, author of When I Saw the Animal

Bernard Cohen

Bernard Cohen is the author of five previous novels – Tourism, The Blindman’s Hat, Snowdome, Hardly Beach Weather and The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies – and the children’s book Paul Needs Specs. The Blindman’s Hat won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies was the inaugural winner of the Russell Prize for Humour Writing. Bernard is the only writer to appear three times on the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists list. In 2006, Bernard founded The Writing Workshop. Since then, he has taught creative writing to over 75,000 young people. He lives in Sydney.