The Moving Shadow Problem
Appropriately for Covid times, these are stories about characters faced by a confusing world and often living largely in isolation - yet with rich and intense interior lives, particularly when confronted by unusual circumstances...
First published in 1986. The story ‘Cane Toads’ shared the short story prize in Western Australia’s 150th Anniversary Competition with Peter Goldsworthy and two other writers.
Peter Murphy works across a range of writing and art forms - poetry, plays, fiction and photography - often with a taste for the absurd as he contemplates the riddles of existence. His most recent work is a book of poetry, Finishing Stroke (2021).