The book Two Ways Meet: Stories of Migrants in Australia is a collection of 16 short stories by different authors who share their experiences of migrating to Australia from various countries and cultures. The stories explore themes such as identity, belonging, adaptation, discrimination, and integration. Some of the stories are based on the authors’ own lives, while others are fictional or historical. The book was published in 1967 by F. W. Cheshire, a Melbourne-based publisher that specialised in Australian literature.
The editor of the book is Louise Elizabeth Rorabacher, an American author, professor, and traveller. She was born in 1906 in Worden, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1931. She earned her Master of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1937 and her PhD in English from the University of Illinois in 1942. She taught English at Purdue University and Western Carolina University, and also served as a Fulbright lecturer at Tokyo Women’s University. She travelled extensively around the world, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and more . She was interested in Australian literature and culture, and edited two anthologies of Australian short stories: Two Ways Meet and Aliens in Their Land: The Aborigine in the Australian Short Story (1968). She also wrote two biographies of Australian writers: Marjorie Barnard and M. Barnard Eldershaw (1973) and Frank Dalby Davidson (1979). She died in 1993 in Tampa, Florida