An Asian Australian reading list

 Read reviewPink Mountain on Locust Island

Pink Mountain on Locust Island

Jamie Marina Lau

An unpredictable and innovative debut novel from a provocative new voice in Australian fiction

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Stranger Country

Stranger Country

Monica Tan

What happens when a 32-year-old first-generation Australian woman decides to chuck in a dream job, pack a sleeping bag and tent, and hit the long, dusty road for six months? Thirty-thousand kilometres later, Monica Tan has the...

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 Read reviewRoom for a Stranger

Room for a Stranger

Melanie Cheng

A moving portrait of an improbable friendship and multicultural Australia more broadly, from the winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. 

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

Awarded the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, Melanie Cheng's Australia Day paints a vivid and absorbing panorama of contemporary Australia

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 Read reviewNo Country Woman

No Country Woman

Zoya Patel

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Single Asian Female

Single Asian Female

Michelle Law

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Flood Damages

Flood Damages

Eunice Andrada

Powerful first collection by acclaimed Filipina Australian performance poet

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 Read reviewThe Permanent Resident

The Permanent Resident

Roanna Gonsalves

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Asian in Australia

Growing Up Asian in Australia

Alice Pung

Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: quiet achiever, FOB, gangster chigger, mainlander, banana. But are these labels based on some degree of truth or only fiction? What is it like to grow...

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 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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The Hamilton Case

The Hamilton Case

Michelle De Kretser

A haunting and acclaimed novel of thwarted ambition, corruption, murder and family secrets by the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Rose Grower.

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The Rose Grower

The Rose Grower

Michelle de Kretser

On a cloudless summer afternoon in 1789, labourers working in the fields around Montsignac, a village in Gascony, saw a man fall out of the sky.

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The Lost Dog

The Lost Dog

Michelle De Kretser

Set in present-day Australia and mid-20th century India, The Lost Dog is a haunting, beautifully written work that brilliantly counterpoints new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the wild, ancient continent beyond.

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 Read reviewClose to Home: Selected Writings

Close to Home: Selected Writings

Alice Pung

This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for...

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 Read reviewRuins

Ruins

Rajith Savanadasa

In the bustling streets, overcrowded hospitals and glittering nightclubs of Colombo, five family members find their bonds stretched to breaking point in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war.

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Letter to Pessoa

Letter to Pessoa

Michelle Cahill

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The Fish Girl

The Fish Girl

Mirandi Riwoe

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Swimsuit

Swimsuit

Rachel Ang

Jenny catches up with a former flame at the local pool. The sun is bright and casts dark shadows in the water. There is violence even in this mundane place - a whirlpool through which Jenny swims, even as it pulls her under.

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 Read reviewThe Family Law (TV Tie-In)

The Family Law (TV Tie-In)

Benjamin Law

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: why won't his Chinese dad wear...

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 Read reviewGaysia: Adventures in the Queer East

Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. As the child of migrants, though, he also wonders how different...

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 Special priceLaw School: Sex and relationship advice from Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang

Law School: Sex and relationship advice from Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang

Benjamin Law, Jenny Phang

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The Agonist

The Agonist

Shastra Deo

Winner of the 2016 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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 Read reviewPortable Curiosities

Portable Curiosities

Julie Koh

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Saudade

Saudade

Suneeta Peres da Costa

A coming-of-age story set in Angola in the period leading up to the colony's independence, Saudade focuses on a Goan immigrant family caught between complicity in Portuguese rule, and their dependence on the Angolans who are their...

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A Necessary Murder: A Heloise Chancey Mystery

A Necessary Murder: A Heloise Chancey Mystery

M.J. Tjia

For lovers of flamboyant heroines, mouthy servants and bloody murders, from a Stella Prize shortlisted author.

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She Be Damned

She Be Damned

M. J. Tjia

A unique who-done-it that puts a modern spin on a classic style of mystery writing.

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 Read reviewLook Who's Morphing

Look Who’s Morphing

Tom Cho

This is a collection of stories about transformation, with the storyteller and his family shifting through identities drawn from comics, video games, daytime TV, porn flicks and movies, in fantasies of sexual and physical power.

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 Read reviewArgosy

Argosy

Bella Li

This innovative first full-length collection from Australian poet Bella Li draws inspiration from the surrealist collage novels of Max Ernst, is an arresting and utterly unique assemblage of poetry, collage and photography.

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On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

Alice Pung

In this fascinating book, Alice Pung writes about one of her deep influences - the much-loved and hugely successful John Marsden.

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Unpolished Gem

Unpolished Gem

Alice Pung

Offers a vivid and ironic sense of two worlds. Combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray, with the inherited stories of the women in her family.

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Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale

Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale

Chi Vu

Anguli Ma is the central figure in a traditional Buddist folktale, a deranged killer who wears his victims' fingers in a garland around his neck. In this novella, Chi Vu takes the character, and turns him into an menacing...

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Peony

Peony

Eileen Chong

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Painting Red Orchids

Painting Red Orchids

Eileen Chong

Original poetry collection.

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The Other Shore

The Other Shore

Hoa Pham, Elena Gomez

The Other Shore is a delicate meditation on the nature of ghosts, belief and how the future is shaped by the past. Winner of the 2014 Viva La Novella prize.

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 Read reviewThe Healing Party

The Healing Party

Micheline Lee

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Billy Sing

Billy Sing

Ouyang Yu

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