Australian fiction 2017

Rural Liberties

Rural Liberties

Neal Drinnan

Moralla, a fading seaside town on the 'beautifully uncivilised' Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, has won Australia's Tidy Towns award for two years running. Now Rebecca Moore-the most beautiful, talented girl in town-is dead and...

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The Tea Gardens

The Tea Gardens

Fiona McIntosh

Spirited doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery...

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Stone Circle

Stone Circle

Kate Murdoch

Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? 

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The Best Australian Stories 2017

The Best Australian Stories 2017

Maxine Beneba Clarke

In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate...

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 Read reviewBorder Districts

Border Districts

Gerald Murnane

A new work by a master of contemporary Australian fiction, highly regarded overseas, but little-known here. Giramondo's publication of Border Districts, and the retrospective volume Collected Short Fiction (early next year) is a...

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 Read reviewAtlantic Black

Atlantic Black

A.S. Patric

The new novel from Miles Franklin award-winning author A.S. Patrić.

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 Read reviewThe Passage of Love

The Passage of Love

Alex Miller

Critically acclaimed, two-time winner of the Miles Franklin award, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and numerous other literary awards, Miller's new work is an exquisitely personal novel of love and creativity.

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Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives - The Novella Project V

Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives - The Novella Project V

Julianne Schultz

The fifth edition of the annual Griffith Review Novella Project writing competition - showcasing Griffith Review's ongoing commitment to unearthing the most exciting work from both emerging and established Australian and New...

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 Read reviewFirst Person

First Person

Richard Flanagan

What is the truth? In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect

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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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Suburbia

Suburbia

Jeremy Chambers

A coming-of-age drama that superbly evokes the sights, smells and sounds of suburban life in the 80s and the angst of teenagers trapped in the lives of their parents.

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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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 Special priceRedemption

Redemption

Tracie Griffith

A taut, thought-provoking novel about community, morality and renewal, set on the Shipwreck Coast of southern Australia.

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Nineteen Letters

Nineteen Letters

Jodi Perry

What would you do if the love of your life had no memory of you? A man tries to win back the love of his life after an accident has her in a coma in this emotional, romantic drama from #1 ebook phenomenon J. L. Perry writing as...

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 Read reviewTerra Nullius

Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past? A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

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 Read reviewSoon

Soon

Lois Murphy

An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah's days of mining and farming prosperity - if they ever truly existed - are long gone. These days even the name on the road sign into town has been removed. Yet for Pete, an...

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 Read reviewThe Choke

The Choke

Sofie Laguna

It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance . . . in harnessing her storytelling facility to expose the flaws in the system with what is becoming trademark.....

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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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 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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 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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A Second Life

A Second Life

Stephen Wright

Winner of the 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek

Anthony O'Neill

`Clever, gripping and reverent. Recommended.' Ian Rankin

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Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark

Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark

Catherine Cole

The room rustled as the children looked around. They knew no one had been to the coast but they checked in case for liars, for the too-dumb to know the difference between the real world and the television, for the...

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 Read reviewThe Way Back

The Way Back

Kylie Ladd

All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped. A gripping psychological drama by the author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms.

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 Read reviewTaboo

Taboo

Kim Scott

From the two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, brutality and mystery about a young woman cast into a drama that has been playing for over two hundred years ...

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Whipbird

Whipbird

Robert Drewe

No holds are barred as the Cleary family attempts to put long-held tensions behind them to celebrate a milestone. What could possibly go wrong?

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On The Java Ridge

On The Java Ridge

Jock Serong

A literary novel about politics and seeking asylum, with the pace and tension of a political thriller. Plus some of the most compelling writing about the sea since Patrick O'Brian.

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 Special price Read reviewPulse Points: Stories

Pulse Points: Stories

Jennifer Down

Pulse Points is the collected stories by Jennifer Down, author of Our Magic Hour and one of Australia's newest and most promising literary talents.

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Bridget Crack

Bridget Crack

Rachel Leary

Van Diemen's Land, 1826. A desperate convict flees into the wilderness. But the land that hides her will show her no mercy. A brilliant literary debut from a writer of rare talent.

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The Art of Navigation

The Art of Navigation

Rose Michael

Three girls leave their safe suburban world to spend a life-changing night in a forest on the outskirts of Melbourne, where they plan a half-serious séance to call forth bushranger Ned Kelly. A world away in times Edward...

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Lovesick

Lovesick

Jean Flynn

Beth is an absolute wreck. She is certain that she has some kind of disease-a fatal one, most likely. She is also very single and quite keen on her boss colleague, Dr Brendan Roberts. He seems to fancy her, too-well, until The...

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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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Me and Mr Booker: Text Classics

Me and Mr Booker: Text Classics

Cory Taylor, Benjamin Law

The Text Classics edition of Cory Taylor's extraordinary debut novel, Me and Mr Booker, a sharply observed and darkly comic story about lust, deceit and the line between adolescence and adulthood.

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To Become a Whale

To Become a Whale

Ben Hobson

The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the...

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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

Lotte is an astronomer who spends her nights peering into deep space rather than looking too closely at herself. When she returns to her hometown after years in South America, reeling from a devastating diagnosis, she finds that...

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Sad Girls

Sad Girls

Lang Leav

Sad Girls is the much anticipated debut novel from international best-selling author Lang Leav. A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming of age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide.

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Jean Harley was Here

Jean Harley was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.

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 Read reviewNo More Boats

No More Boats

Felicity Castagna

The new novel by Felicity Castagna, whose previous book, The Incredible Here and Now, won the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Young Adult Fiction and was shortlisted for the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy - a man so ridiculously attractive there's a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him.Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down...

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This Water: Five Tales

This Water: Five Tales

Beverley Farmer

This is likely to be the last work by Beverley Farmer, one of Australia's great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women's writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns, and her use of different literary forms - novel, short...

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 Read reviewSome Tests

Some Tests

Wayne Macauley

It begins with the normally healthy Beth-aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem-feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says...

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Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria

Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria

Brian Castro

Blindness and Rage is a novel told in 34 cantos, somewhat in the manner of Pushkin's great Russian novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. Castro's hero.....

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Losing It

Losing It

Moira Burke

A powerful reflection of early 80s working-class Melbourne, Losing It is set in a time of tight jeans, blue eyeshadow and Countdown - and of risky underage sex and drugs

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The Crying Place

The Crying Place

Lia Hills

A stunning literary debut that takes the reader into the mysteries and truths that lie at the heart of our country.

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Gwen: A Novel

Gwen: A Novel

Goldie Goldbloom

In 1903, the artist Gwendolen Mary John travels from London to France with her companion Dorelia. Surviving on their wits and Gwen's raw talent, the young women walk from Calais to Paris.In the new century, the world...

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 Read reviewFrom the Wreck

From the Wreck

Jane Rawson

‘It's hard to find the right words to praise this novel. I think we need a whole new critical vocabulary to be invented. Rawson recreates a vanished historical world with utterly convincing characters as well as inhabits the...

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Selling the Dream

Selling the Dream

Hugh Mackay

Bestselling author Hugh Mackay expands his fiction repertoire with this blistering satire about the advertising world.

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Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Simon Rowe

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere is a collection of fifteen tales about people with problems and the clever - and unorthodox - ways they use to resolve them. .

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The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault

Tracy Farr

An extended family gathers on one rainy weekend to pack up their summer house -- and dig up long-buried memories.

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