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Reflections on a literary festival

Steve Fendt
7 min readApr 29, 2024


Having to catch the 7 a.m. Sorrento ferry had its merits

I’ve been a published author for 28 years, worked in publishing for 34. That’s all ‘day job’ stuff, though: English and German coursebooks for upper secondary level.

As an author of fiction for adults, I’m a noob. ‘Steve Fendt’ the fictional author of fiction is three years old: a toddler.



Steve Fendt Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Stories of the Australian beach and bush.