30 Australian fiction debuts of 2017

 Read reviewHalf Wild

Half Wild

Pip Smith

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Lost Pages

Lost Pages

Marija Pericic

In this inspired novel of friendship, fraud, madness and betrayal, Marija Peričić writes vividly and compellingly of an extraordinary literary rivalry.

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 Read reviewDancing Home

Dancing Home

Paul Collis

Part road-movie, part ‘Koori-noir', Dancing Home announces an original and darkly funny new voice.

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Plane Tree Drive

Plane Tree Drive

Lynette Washington

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 Read reviewThe Book Of Dirt

The Book Of Dirt

Bram Presser

An extraordinary and absorbing novelisation of one family's tale of Holocaust survival and a grandson's unrelenting dedication to ensuring his ancestor's stories will never be forgotten.

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 Read reviewRain Birds

Rain Birds

Harriet McKnight

Alan and Pina have lived contentedly in isolated - and insular - Boney Point for thirty years. Now they are dealing with Alan's devastating early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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Deadly Kerfuffle

Deadly Kerfuffle

Tony Martin

Deadly Kerfuffle is the hilarious debut novel from renowned writer, comedian, radio presenter and stirrer Tony Martin.

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Siren

Rachel Matthews

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Drawing Sybylla

Drawing Sybylla

Odette Kelada

Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life.

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 Read reviewSee What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Sarah Schmidt

A deeply atmospheric novel by a startling new Aussie talent; an incredibly unique look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892.

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Down The Hume

Down The Hume

Peter Polites

A confronting and powerful novel from an exciting new voice - for lovers of Christos Tsiolkas (Loaded) and Luke Davies (Candy).

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

An important and illuminating debut fiction collection about Australian life and identity.

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Bird Country

Bird Country

Claire Aman

The sparkling debut from an exciting new voice in Australian fiction, Claire Aman Bird Country is a collection of spare and affecting portraits of ordinary people in rural Australia

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Soon

Lois Murphy

A gripping literary horror novel about the death of a haunted town, for fans of Richard Matheson. Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Horror, shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award.

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Girl in Kellers Way

Girl in Kellers Way

Megan Goldin

When a body is found buried near the desolate forest road of Kellers Way, Detective Melanie Carter must identify the victim if she is to have any chance of finding the�..

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Last Long Drop

Last Long Drop

Mike Safe

A rollicking novel of surf and celebrity, The Last Long Drop is a wild ride through the volatile world of killer waves and tabloid sensations, where any mess-up may be your last.

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Year of the Orphan

Year of the Orphan

Daniel Findlay

Dystopian tale-telling at its absolute best. A worthy successor to The Chrysalids and Riddley Walker.' David Hunt (Girt, True Girt) 'The ravaged land and the....

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 Read reviewClosing Down

Closing Down

Sally Abbott

Conjuring a dark future for Australia, Closing Down gives us a glimpse into a world fractured by a financial crisis and the effects of global climate change. The inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

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Wimmera

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of.....

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 Read reviewThe Trapeze Act

The Trapeze Act

Libby Angel

A vivid and vibrant debut novel about the influence of family, the magic of storytelling and a mother-daughter relationship unlike any other.

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Something For Nothing

Something For Nothing

Andy Muir

It's not every day a bloke stumbles across a dismembered torso on Nobby's beach. Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he's a magnet for trouble. Only the day before he...

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All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Cassandra Austin

Imagine if David Lynch (Twin Peaks) filmed Wake in Fright: this novel marks the emergence of a thrilling, unsettling, supremely accomplished new voice in Australian literary fiction...

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The Circle and The Equator

The Circle and The Equator

Kyra Giorgi

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