|Awards:||Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Fiction 2018 (Australia) and Indie Book Awards - Fiction 2018 (Australia).|
I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers. Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justin... read more
Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret tha... read more
|Awards:||Long-listed for Indie Book Award for Fiction 2018 (Australia).|
Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian island of Dana... read more
Interview with author, Jock Serong
1. Jock, you write on some big issues. Do you decide to explore a topic or does the story come to you?
It’s hard to know which comes first sometimes, but I think it’s the latter: I think of a story, and whether by instinct or oth... read more
Sidney Allen is a Fed. Part of the Australian Federal Police's K block, a unit doing whatever it takes in order to stop terrorist attacks on home soil. But when young Muslim men on the Terror Watchlist start turning up dead, Sid and his partner, Haifa, have to work out what's going on.... read more
Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from well before the time of Captain Cook - the Chinese traded with northern Australia long before Europeans came here - right through to the present day, with Chinese activities ranging from being the main customer for our iron or... read more
The night Dad had a few cheeky ones after work, forgot the milk and tripped over the rubbish, Mum called him A Wild Thing and said "Don't mind me!" and spent the rest of the night on the phone ...In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are,... read more
An endearing, charming, honest, funny, sad, tender and beautiful literary memoir. Think Patti Smith meet Dylan Thomas, by way of Banjo Paterson. Tim Rogers - the front man and singer of hugely popular rock n'roll band You Am I - is a shambolic, flamboyant and dapper Aussie flane... read more
A woman's heart contains all things. Her heart is tender and loving, but it has other elements. It contains fire and intrigue and mighty storms. Shipwreck and all that has ever happened in the world. Murder, if need be...1673. Desperate to save herself and her only surviving child Nicola... read more
|Author:||Michelle de Kretser|
|Awards:||Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Fiction 2018 (Australia). Long-listed for Indie Book Awards - Fiction 2018 (Australia).|
Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.
Pippa is a writer who longs for success. C... read more
Amy's family is speedy! They are always in such a rush that there is no time to talk or play - until the afternoon Amy brings home a sloth. Then things start changing very, very slowly ...A timely tale about enjoying the little things in life from award-winning author Margaret Wild.
One may as well begin, 'Once Upon a Time ...' We thought to tell a story with such momentum; a truck careering down a hillside, thunder in a rocky riverbed, a skeleton tumbling to the ground. There must be at least one brave and resilient character at its centre, Tilly Coolman (one of us), and t... read more
The New Australian Garden is an insider's account of the journey to design, construct and plant 18 landmark gardens that represent a new movement in Australian landscape design - one where the relationship between architecture and garden is paramount.... read more