Winner of the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award 2014
The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories of life and death. In a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette’s theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by the Tolstoys drifts in space during the Cold War. In the siege of Sarajevo a bear starving to death tells a fairytale. And a dolphin sent to Iraq by the US Navy writes a letter to Sylvia Plath…
Ceridwen Dovey, Author of Only the Animals, in conversation with Caroline Baum
15th May 2014
Duration : 9 mins
Animated short film inspired by the book Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey.
Penguins Books Australia
16th April 2014
Duration : 2 mins 08 secs
NPR: In this collection of animal stories, the only winner is the parrot!
Note that this is a rather negative review, which only approves of the parrot story!
Australian Literary Studies: Revisiting the ‘Problem’ of Anthropomorphism through Ceridwen Dovey’s Only the Animals (2014)
This is only a review of the article Revisiting the “problem” of anthropomorphism through Ceridwin Dovey’s ‘Only the Animals’