The Essential Worker
  Stories by Jane Turner Goldsmith
  1  Chicken
 Dumpster Zone
3  Roadkill
4  Floral Arrangements
5  Shiny Shoes
6  Temporary Repair Only
7  Steady White Light
  About the Author  |  |  Summer 2023 Fiction Issue

Jane Turner Goldsmith


Jane Turner Goldsmith has published a novel, Poinciana, which was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Prize, and short stories online and in various literary magazines including Overland, The Saltbush Review, Wordrunner eChapbooks, and the Boroondara Literary Awards anthology. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, her topic being “The Essential Worker: Psychological First Aid and the Composite Novel.” This eChapbook is an excerpt from her composite novel by the same name, and the second collection by Jane we have published. In 2016 we published her seven-story collection Beyond the Line.


Four of the stories in The Essential Worker were previously published as follows: