Adam Thompson sells his wine rack and other stories

20 December 2021

Good Weekend magazine asked nine Australian novelists to write about the year that has been. Tasmanian author Adam Thompson, whose debut book Born Into This, was published this year, wrote about selling his now disused wine-rack, a story that resonated with me, as I too no longer possess one.

It took two years to get rid of all the grog – and the lovely wine rack. I kept it close at hand to remind myself that it’s my choice not to drink, because I could, at any moment, if I wanted. I don’t need that reminder any more. And I’ll try to forget the anniversary, too. Let it all slip by, content in the knowledge that I’ve moved on.