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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Stone Circle

Stone Circle

Kate Murdoch

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

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The Ballad of Banjo Crossing

The Ballad of Banjo Crossing

Tess Evans

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Balga Boy Jackson

Balga Boy Jackson

Mudrooroo

Balga Boy Jackson is the long awaited new novel of Mudrooroo. He returns to his roots to give us a vivid life story of an Australian Black Boy - naturally with a pun, Balga is the Australian grass tree called in Western Australia,...

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Incredible Floridas

Incredible Floridas

Stephen Orr

As Hitler's war looms, famous Australian artist Roland Griffin returns home with his family to live a simple life of shared plums and low-cut lawns in the suburbs. In the yard: a daughter, and a son, Hal, growing up with a...

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After the Blues

After the Blues

Kathy Lette

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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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The Map That Leads To You

The Map That Leads To You

J. P. Monninger

Everyone remembers the summer after college, a time in life when everything is a possibility and heartbreak is never too near. Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She's left...

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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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Plane Tree Drive

Plane Tree Drive

Lynette Washington

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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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 Special price Read reviewAtlantic Black

Atlantic Black

A.S. Patric

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

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Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Helen Garner

This new edition of Helen Garner's collected short fiction celebrates the seventy-fifth birthday of one of Australia's most loved authors.

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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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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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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 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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The 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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The Fish Girl

The Fish Girl

Mirandi Riwoe

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 Read reviewCommon People

Common People

Tony Birch

From the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award-winning author of Ghost River.

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 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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 Read reviewSiren

Siren

Rachel Matthews

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The Lone Child

The Lone Child

Anna George

A gripping, atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of What Came Before that asks: how much should you do to help a stranger's child?

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 Read reviewHalf Wild

Half Wild

Pip Smith

A stunningly original debut novel inspired by the life of Eugenia Falleni.

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An Uncommon Woman

An Uncommon Woman

Nicole Alexander

Set in rural Queensland in 1929, An Uncommon Woman is the captivating story of a very modern woman who refuses to be held down by the conventions of the past...

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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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Lady of the Realm

Lady of the Realm

Hoa Pham

Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of bones and bodies under the sea. The prescient warnings from the Lady weigh heavily on Liên, who is burdened by her inability to save everyone. But she knows that the...

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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

A heartrending portrait of how we rebuild when the worst has happened.

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 Special priceJean 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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The Shape of Us

The Shape of Us

Lisa Ireland

Four women meet in an online weight-loss forum in this heart-warming, heart-breaking tale of women's friendship, from a new voice in the style of a next-generation Liz Byrski.

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The Scent of You

The Scent of You

Maggie Alderson

Perfume blogger Polly is in crisis. Will her husband's absence break her ... or make her? A novel of perfumes, exploring life, love, loss and forgiveness - Maggie Alderson's new bestseller.

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Storyland

Storyland

Catherine McKinnon

An ambitious, remarkable and moving novel about who we are: our past, present and future, and our connection to this land.

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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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 Read reviewThe Starlings

The Starlings

Vivienne Kelly

Funny, tender and savage, The Starlings is a wonderfully entertaining novel about secrets and defeat, about heroism and love, about what it might mean to lose everything.

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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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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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The Woolgrower's Companion

The Woolgrower’s Companion

Joy Rhoades

Set over ten tumultuous months in 1945, The Woolgrower's Companion is the gripping story of one woman's fight against all odds, and a sweeping tribute to Australia's landscape and its peoples.

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 Read reviewAn Uncertain Grace

An Uncertain Grace

Krissy Kneen

From one of Australia's most daring literary voices, An Uncertain Grace is a moving, insightful and imaginative exploration of gender and sexual politics.

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Gwen: A Novel

Gwen: A Novel

Goldie Goldbloom

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 Read reviewFrom the Wreck

From the Wreck

Jane Rawson

From the Wreck tells the remarkable story of George Hills, who survived the sinking of the steamship Admella off the South Australian coast in 1859. Haunted by his memories and the disappearance of a fellow survivor, George's...

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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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Storm and Grace

Storm and Grace

Kathryn Heyman

... she is screaming, the way he wanted, the way he promised she would ... World-famous freediver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the...

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Glenna Thomson

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 Read reviewThe Restorer

The Restorer

Michael Sala

An extraordinary literary novel set in Newcastle in 1989, about the devastating fault lines that can run in families.

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See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Sarah Schmidt

'Eerie and compelling' Paula Hawkins - See What I Have Done is a haunting retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders from a dazzling debut novelist

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Stars Across the Ocean

Stars Across the Ocean

Kimberley Freeman

A rich and satisfying story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded, from the author of the bestselling Lighthouse Bay and Ember...

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Her Mother's Secret

Her Mother’s Secret

Natasha Lester

1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as...

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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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 Read reviewBarking Dogs

Barking Dogs

Rebecca Clarkson

Rebekah Clarkson has created a compelling, slow-burning portrait of a town in the midst of major change as it makes the painful transformation from rural idyll to aspirational suburbia. What looked like redemption is now profound...

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