Alex Cothren is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Flinders University. A previous winner of both the Carmel Bird and Peter Carey awards for short fiction, his work has been published in Meanjin, Island, Overland online, The Conversation and Australian Book Review. In 2018, he co-edited Westerly’s South Australia Special Issue.
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A short history of guns in America
FictionClick here to listen to Alex Cothren read ‘A short history of guns in America’. THE GUN EMERGES The first firearm was the Chinese fire lance, a gunpowder-filled bamboo tube first depicted on a tenth-century silk banner from the Gansu Province in Western China....