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Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2020

Here is a round-up previewing some most exciting local releases for the first half of 2020! Please note, this list is incomplete, but we do hope it reflects the wide array of titles on offer for the year. FICTION The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel (January) The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld (February) The Tiniest House of Time by Sreedhevi Iyer (Fe…

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What we’re reading: Cho Nam-Joo, Steph Cha & Carmen Maria Machado

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Bronte Coates is reading Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo (translated by Jamie Chang) (available late February)

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy of this novel from S…

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A beginner’s guide to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy

With the imminent release of The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel’s long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, our resident Tudor nut and Returns Officer Amanda Rayner has compiled a brief Q&A for newcomers to the series. What is the Wolf Hall trilogy?

The Wolf Hall trilogy is comprised of three books: Wolf Hall (2009), Bring

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