Short Blacks are gems of recent Australian writing - brisk reads that quicken the pulse and stimulate the mind. The boxset includes: 1.Richard Flanagan - The Australian Disease: the decline of love and the rise of non-freedom. 2.Karen Hitchcock - Fat City. 3.Noel Pearson - The War of the Worlds. 4.Helen Garner - Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice. 5.John Birmingham - The Brave Ones: East Timor, 1999. 6.Anna Krien - Booze Territory. 7.David Malouf - The One Day: the memory of Anzac. 8.Simon Leys - Prosper: a voyage at sea. 9.Robert Manne - Cypherpunk Revolutionary: On Julian Assange. 10.Les Murray - Killing the Black Dog. 11.Robyn Davidson - No Fixed Address. 12.Galarrwuy Yunupingu - Tradition, Truth & Tomorrow.