NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2010: New Writing Shortlist

 Read reviewLittle White Slips

Little White Slips

Karen Hitchcock

The 13 stories in this collection are deeply personal, strikingly feminine, heartbreakingly beautiful, and frequently hilarious. With stories encompassing growing up, love, betrayal, sex, marriage, self-image, and our...

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Siddon Rock

Siddon Rock

Glenda Guest

When Macha came home from the war she walked into town as naked as the day she was born, except for her well worn boots, a slouch hat, and the .303 rifle she held across her waist. She patrols Siddon Rock by night, watching over...

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 Read reviewThings We Didn't See Coming

Things We Didn’t See Coming

Steven Amsterdam

It's the anxious eve of the millennium. The car is packed to capacity, and as midnight approaches, a family flees the city in a fit of panic, paranoid and conflicting emotions. The ensuing journey spans decades and offers a...

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 Read reviewHollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending

Kathy Charles

Hilda and Benji have an obsessive hobby: they haunt the places where Hollywood celebrities have died. In Echo Park they find the apartment where a silent movie star stabbed himself to death. Its current tenant is Hank, an old man...

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 Read reviewThe Ice Age

The Ice Age

Kirsten Reed

Across the heartless expanse of middle America, a teenaged girl is riding shotgun with an older man. She watches him; she sees her fascination tallied in the black looks of waitresses, the knowing smiles of motel clerks. The man...

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 Read reviewDocument Z: A Novel

Document Z: A Novel

Andrew Croome

1951. The Cold War is at its height. Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov are among a group of new arrivals at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra, working for the MVD, Moscow intelligence. Only three short years later, Vladimir has defected...

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