Emerging Writers Festival 2019

 Read reviewGrowing Up African in Australia

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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 Read reviewThe Fragments

The Fragments

Toni Jordan

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.     

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 Read reviewThe Shining Wall

The Shining Wall

Melissa Ferguson

The Shining Wall is at once a frightening parable of our unjust world of haves and have-nots, a richly imagined yet thrilling story of technological control and the fight for survival, and a paean to female friendship and power.

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Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Michael Earp, Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G. Coleman, Benjamin Law, Christos Tsiolkas

A ground-breaking collection of YA short stories by 12 of Australia's finest writers from the LGBTQIA+ community. What does it mean to be queer? 

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When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over

When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over

Mandy Ord

A poignant, bright and elegiac work of illustrated nonfiction by one of Australia's most revered comics makers. When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over is a quietly enthralling and intimate work about the search...

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#Metoo: Stories from the Australian Movement

#Metoo: Stories from the Australian Movement

Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-yu

Movement. Moment. Backlash. Tide. Presenting the first anthology charting the #MeToo movement in Australia full of real women's stories and timely analysis.

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 Read reviewThe Nancys

The Nancys

R.W.R. McDonald

A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot...

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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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 Read reviewThe Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 1)

Rebecca Lim

Harley gave a little shiver as he peered at the mysterious girl's message. She'd written: DRAGON KING RETURNS.       Harley Spark is just an ordinary thirteen-year-old kid who lives with his mum,...

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Shakespeare's Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature

Shakespeare’s Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature

Stuart Kells

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world's most famous author

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The Race for the Red Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 2)

The Race for the Red Dragon (Children of the Dragon, Book 2)

Rebecca Lim

Qing sat bolt upright, her head tilted to one side as if she were listening intently. Then the interior of the van went black and a single shot rang out, loud as a cannon.

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Jungle Without Water

Jungle Without Water

Sreedhevi Iyer

This debut short story collection from an Australian author delves into the shifting boundaries and human displacement of our era.  

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Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

Rae White

Winner of the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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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 reviewThe Rip

The Rip

Mark Brandi

An urban crime novel that slowly and masterfully hooks you in... then shocks with the horrific crime and the dread that the characters you care about aren't going to make it out alive.   

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 Read reviewHighway Bodies

Highway Bodies

Alison Evans

Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other.

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 Read reviewThe Lebs

The Lebs

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

A confronting new novel from award winning Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Michael Mohammed Ahmad.

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 Read reviewLittle Stones

Little Stones

Elizabeth Kuiper

Hannah lives in Zimbabwe during the reign of Robert Mugabe: it's a country of petrol queues and power cuts, food shortages and government corruption. Yet Hannah is lucky. She can afford to go to school, has never had to skip a...

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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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Blakwork

Blakwork

Alison Whittaker

A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker's Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an...

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No Friend But the Mountains

No Friend But the Mountains

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

An account of life inside Manus detention centre, from journalist and asylum-seeker Behrouz Boochani.  

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 Read reviewOur Tiny, Useless Hearts

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Toni Jordan

One house, one weekend, and three couples in various states of marital disarray. A witty satire about fidelity and modern relationships.

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 Read reviewAxiomatic

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

Janet Malcolm meets The Empathy Exams, in a genre-bending work on how we understand the traumas we inherit.

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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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The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

Stuart Kells

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders is a love letter to libraries not just as mere collections of books, but as magical, fabled places.

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 Read reviewThe Whole of My World

The Whole of My World

Nicole Hayes

Desperate to escape her grieving father and harbouring her own terrible secret, Shelley disappears into the intoxicating world of AFL. Joining a motley crew of footy tragics - and, best of all, making friends with one of the star...

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 Read reviewA Shadow's Breath

A Shadow’s Breath

Nicole Hayes

Then, things were looking up for Tessa. Her mum was finally getting her life back on track. Tessa had started seeing Nick. She was making new friends. She'd even begun to paint again.Now, Tessa and Nick are trapped in...

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The Tribe

The Tribe

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

The Tribe is a collection of three novellas portraying life in an extended Muslim Allawite Lebanese-Australian family, as seen by one of its youngest members.

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I'm Fine (and Other Lies)

I’m Fine (and Other Lies)

Megan Blandford

I'm Fine (and other lies) is a touching true story of motherhood: the challenges it presents, and the hope that can be found within it.

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 Read reviewWimmera

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 Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad...

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 Read reviewNeon Pilgrim

Neon Pilgrim

Lisa Dempster

During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, fifteen-year-old Lisa Dempster's imagination is ignited by the story of the henro michi, an arduous 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Perfectly...

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 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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Australia's Great War 1917

Australia’s Great War 1917

Kelly Gardiner

The German planes patrolled in hunting squads. They flew fast fighting craft streaking across the sky in tight formation. The greatest of them was the Red Baron, the deadliest ace on the Front. He'd shot down twenty-one of our...

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Stone Girl

Stone Girl

Eleni Hale

A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA.An unspeakable event changes everything for twelve-year-old Sophie. No more Mum, school or...

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 Read reviewWhat the Woods Keep

What the Woods Keep

Katya de Becerra

Katya de Becerra's stunning debut combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page.   

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 Read reviewThe Artist's Portrait

The Artist’s Portrait

Julie Keys

Murderer, narcissist, sexual deviant or artistic genius and a woman before her time: Who really is Muriel Kemp?

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Misrule

Misrule

Jodi McAlister

The third thrilling book in Jodi McAlister's page-turning Valentine series.Things that happen sometimes when your boyfriend is a magical fairy prince: he gets kidnapped by his older brother and whisked away to fulfil...

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 Read reviewThe Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

Christian White

A little girl went missing years ago. That child is you. A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller that won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award, previously won by THE DRY and THE ROSIE...

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Sexy Female Murderesses

Sexy Female Murderesses

Grills Eloise

Grills slices up figures of history, autobiography and speech, in a delightful springtime bloodbath for famously evil and evilly famous women-dead or alive, young and old. Burn your house down, poison your whole family, shoot your...

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I Dont Understand How Emotions Work

I Dont Understand How Emotions Work

Fury

I Don't Understand How Emotions Work is an experimental graphic memoir that questions the legitimacy of identity, memory and emotion.

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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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Bottled

Bottled

Chris Gooch

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend...

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 Read reviewThe Glad Shout

The Glad Shout

Alice Robinson

After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young daughter. Food and supplies run low, panic sets in and still no help arrives. To protect her daughter, Isobel must take...

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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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Four Dead Queens

Four Dead Queens

Astrid Scholte

Keralie is the best pickpocket in all of the kingdoms of Quadara, but when she steals a comm disk and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn who to trust and fast.

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Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker

Winner 2015 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship - a partnership between the State Library of Queensland's black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project and Magabala BooksFrom a...

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Imminence

Imminence

Ms Mariana Dimopulos, Alice Whitmore

Dimópulos shows her remarkable gift for weaving uncanny details into complex narrative thread. With arresting guile and grace, Imminence explores the dark inner rooms of the human soul.

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All My Goodbyes

All My Goodbyes

Mariana Dimopulos, Alice Whitmore

This highly acclaimed contemporary Argentinian novel is the first in Giramondo's 'Literature of the South' series, featuring innovative fiction and non-fiction by writers of the.....

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Ironheart

Ironheart

Jodi McAlister

Ironheart is the second page-turning book in Jodi McAlister's thrilling Valentine series.

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 Read reviewValentine

Valentine

Jodi McAlister

Valentine is the first in a page-turning young adult series featuring Pearl and Finn, from explosive new talent Jodi McAlister.

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 Read reviewThe Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

Ali Alizadeh

Jeanne is a young woman from rural France. She's a knight who wears men's clothing. The English call her Joan of Arc. Jeanne has led France to victory in epic battles. She hears ghostly voices and has unspeakable desires. The...

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Music Our Bodies Can't Hold

Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold

Andy Jackson

Each of these poems is a portrait of someone with or reputed to have had Marfan Syndrome. Many of the poems emerge out of personal interviews, while others are portraits of public figures: Abraham Lincoln, Akhenaten, Mary Queen of...

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Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 3)

Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 3)

C. S. Pacat

Book 3 of the Captive Prince trilogy

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 Read reviewCaptive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 1)

Captive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy, Book 1)

C. S. Pacat

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a...

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Ida

Ida

Alison Evans

Ida is an intelligent, diverse and entertaining novel that explores love, loss and longing, and speaks to the condition of an array of overwhelming, and often illusory, choices.

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Every Move

Every Move

Ellie Marney

Watts and Mycroft are back in another crime-fighting romance and this time they may not make it out alive...

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 Read reviewEvery Breath

Every Breath

Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? A smart, sexy, thriller for teenagers. 'Quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters...I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley

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Bonesland

Bonesland

Brendan Lawley

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, Bonesland is an authentic look at the small-town agonies of adolescence that introduces a unique new voice to the LoveOzYA community.

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