Adelaide Writers' Week 2016

 Read reviewNobody Is Ever Missing

Nobody Is Ever Missing

Catherine Lacey

The story of a young woman who takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan, hurtling herself into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the...

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 Read reviewThe High Places

The High Places

Fiona McFarlane

These wide-ranging stories resonate in the way of only the finest writing and the most pleasurable reading. There are storylines that seem straightforward on the surface but have a dozen things circling underneath, others that sit...

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 Read reviewThe Seven Good Years

The Seven Good Years

Etgar Keret

From the man the New Yorker declared 'a genius', here is a ridiculously enjoyable, tragicomic collection of essays about raising a son and losing a father

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 Read reviewThe Book of Aron

The Book of Aron

Jim Shepard

A lauded 'masterpiece' that tells with compassion and humour the story of Janusz Korczak, a hero of the Polish Jewish ghetto

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Still Alice

Still Alice

Lisa Genova

A moving story of a woman with early onset Alzheimer's disease, now a major film starring Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart.

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What Days Are For

What Days Are For

Robert Dessaix

Witty, acerbic, insightful musings from Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's finest writers. One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapses in a gutter in Darlinghurst, and is helped to his hotel by a kind young man wearing a...

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 Read reviewHow To Set A Fire And Why

How To Set A Fire And Why

Jesse Ball

A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything.

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 Read reviewGhost River

Ghost River

Tony Birch

The river is a place of history and secrets. For Ren and Sonny, two unlikely friends, it's a place of freedom and adventure. For a group of storytelling vagrants, it's a refuge. And for the isolated daughter of a cult reverend,...

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Reckoning: A Memoir

Reckoning: A Memoir

Magda Szubanski

If you had met my father you would never, not for an instant, have thought he was an assassin.

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The Tsarnaev Brothers: The Road to a Modern Tragedy

The Tsarnaev Brothers: The Road to a Modern Tragedy

Masha Gessen

On April 15, 2013, two home made bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding 264 others. The elder of the brothers implicated in the attack, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died in the ensuing...

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Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories

Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-loved writers, has reimagined the stories behind anonymous photographs in this charming, humorous, unexpected and poignant collection.

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The Map of Time

The Map of Time

Felix J. Palma

Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time...

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 Read reviewWork Like Any Other: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Work Like Any Other: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Virginia Reeves

From an astonishing new voice, this debut charts the life of Roscoe T Martin, first as a farm owner with a fractured family, then as prison inmate...

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