New Australian fiction

The Collaborator

The Collaborator

Diane Armstrong

Is he a hero or a traitor? Based on astonishing true events set in the darkest days of World War II in Budapest, this is an enthralling story of heroism, vengeance, passion, and betrayal. It is also the story of three women linked...

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Taking Tom Murray Home

Taking Tom Murray Home

Tim Slee

The winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize, Taking Tom Murray Home is a funny, moving, bittersweet Australian story of fires, families and the restorative power of community.      

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 Read reviewThe Trespassers

The Trespassers

Meg Mundell

The Trespassers is a beguiling novel that explores the consequences of greed, the experience of exile, and the unlikely ways strangers can become the people we hold dear.

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Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

Angela Savage

A luminous and courageous story from Angela Savage about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships, and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.

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Undara

Undara

Annie Seaton

Within the treacherous caves of Undara, a betrayal will test the bonds of friendship and family. A page-turning new eco-adventure for readers who love Di Morrissey.      

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 Read reviewThe Returns

The Returns

Philip Salom

From Miles Franklin finalist Philip Salom comes this new story about the eccentricities, failings and small triumphs that humans are capable of. The Returns is a novel that pokes fun at literary and...

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The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Kate Forsyth

Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror' of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose.

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 Read reviewDolores

Dolores

Lauren Aimee Curtis

'A glowing, beating heart of a book' Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From

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 Read reviewFrom Here on, Monsters

From Here on, Monsters

Elizabeth Bryer

A Naomi Alderman, Paul Auster or Emily St John Mandel for Australian letters - Elizabeth Bryer is a powerful new voice: an imagination like no other.

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 Read reviewMinotaur

Minotaur

Peter Goldsworthy

A gritty and clever thriller from long-time Penguin author Peter Goldsworthy.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Pillars

The Pillars

Peter Polites

A thrilling new novel from the author of critically acclaimed DOWN THE HUME.

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The Ex

The Ex

Nicola Moriarty

She wants him back. She wants you gone. Luke is The One. After everything she's been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.

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 Read reviewA Constant Hum

A Constant Hum

Alice Bishop

A young and exciting new literary voice, emerging from one of Australia's worst natural disasters

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Blood in the Dust

Blood in the Dust

Bill Swiggs

For readers of Wilbur Smith, Jeffrey Archer and Bryce Courtenay, as fast-paced adventure story and the winner of the best unpublished manuscript category of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. 1853, Victoria, Australia.

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 Read reviewFortune

Fortune

Lenny Bartulin

A gripping, globe-spanning historical epic from the author of Infamy

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 Read reviewShepherd

Shepherd

Catherine Jinks

Compulsive and terrifying adult fiction from renowned Australian author Catherine Jinks

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Fabulous Lives

Fabulous Lives

Bindy Pritchard

Fabulous Lives is a collection of short stories spanning Australia and other continents. It embraces people with all their frailties and strengths, failures and hopes, as they reach critical junctures in their...

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Lyre

Lyre

Stuart Cooke

Lyre is a sonic, sculptural cornucopia of new and startling forms. Stuart Cooke proposes that all kinds of life - animal, plant and otherwise - have their own modes of expression, each of which can each be translated into a...

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The Warming

The Warming

Craig Ensor

Hauntingly beautiful, The Warming depicts a nomadic existence, where love and hope are the only means of enduring a world that has turned against humanity.

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The Roadhouse

The Roadhouse

Kerry McGinnis

When aspiring actress Charlie Carver learns that her cousin Annabelle has died, she immediately leaves Melbourne to fly home to the remote family roadhouse east of Alice Springs. 

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Love And Other Battles

Love And Other Battles

Tess Woods

Three generations of women. Three heartbreaking choices. One unforgettable story.      

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While You Were Reading

While You Were Reading

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Words are messy. Love is messier. A hilarious, insightful new novel from the creators of Books on the Rail

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A Lifetime of Impossible Days

A Lifetime of Impossible Days

Tabitha Bird

Tabitha Bird's stunning debut is a magical, life-affirming novel about heartbreak, healing and learning to forgive yourself.

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The Subjects

The Subjects

Sarah Hopkins

A literary, and terrifyingly credible, novel about our juvenile justice system written by a lawyer working in the field.

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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 reviewDaughter of Bad Times

Daughter of Bad Times

Rohan Wilson

A suspenseful, truthful and compelling novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Roving Party. 

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 Read reviewHitch

Hitch

Kathryn Hind

Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize.

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 Read reviewThe Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel

Dominic Smith

From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse. 

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 Read reviewThis Taste for Silence

This Taste for Silence

Amanda O'Callaghan

Subtle, compelling and unsettling, Amanda O'Callaghan's stories work at the edges of the sayable, through secrets, erasures and glimpsed moments of disclosure. They shimmer with unspoken histories and characters who have a...

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 Read reviewThe White Girl

The White Girl

Tony Birch

The new novel from Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch.

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 Read reviewBodies of Men

Bodies of Men

Nigel Featherstone

A beautifully evocative tale of two men whose lives are brought together in tragedy - for lovers of books by Kevin Powers and Sebastian Barry.

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 Read reviewSimpson Returns

Simpson Returns

Wayne Macauley

A satirical and surreal twist on the Anzac legend of Simpson and his donkey

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 Read reviewThe Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

Felicity McLean

A compulsive, note-perfect debut for fans of Sharp Objects, The Virgin Suicides and Picnic at Hanging Rock

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The True Story of Maddie Bright

The True Story of Maddie Bright

Mary-Rose MacColl

A compelling story of love and fame, motherhood and friendship set at key moments in the lives of two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century,

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The Sparkle Pages

The Sparkle Pages

Meg Bignell

A wonderfully original and heartfelt comic novel about one woman's mission to reignite the passion in her marriage - and rediscover herself.

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After She Left

After She Left

Penelope Hanley

When young Irish artist Deirdre O'Mara emigrates from the remote Blasket Islands to Sydney's The Rocks in the 1920s, she makes an indelible mark on conservative society with her surrealist art and bohemian ways. Just after the...

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 Read reviewThe Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousie

Melina Marchetta

From the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this perfectly crafted novel about families, relationships and the true nature of belonging.

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 Read reviewInvented Lives

Invented Lives

Andrea Goldsmith

Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still.

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The Chocolate Maker's Wife

The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

Karen Brooks

Australian author Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking, scrupulously researched tale set in 17th century London.

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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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Stone Country

Stone Country

Nicole Alexander

From nineteenth-century Adelaide and the red dirt of mid-north South Australia, to the cattle stations and buffalo plains of the far north Ross Grant's journey is one of desire, adventure and determination, to the heart of stone...

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 Read reviewHare's Fur

Hare’s Fur

Trevor Shearston

A jewel of a novel about an ageing potter who, out collecting rock for glazes, finds three kids living in a cave

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The Aunts' House

The Aunts' House

Elizabeth Stead

Elizabeth Stead brings her classic subversive wit and personal insight to this nostalgic portrait of wartime Sydney. In Angel Martin, she has created a singular and irrepressible character. A true original.

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The Age of Discretion

The Age of Discretion

Virginia Duigan

Told with great humour and heart, the accomplished Virginia Duigan delivers a provocative and profoundly relatable story that proves living is not reserved for the young.

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 Read reviewThe Hollow Bones

The Hollow Bones

Leah Kaminsky

A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold...

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The War Artist

The War Artist

Simon Cleary

A timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of atonement.

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Star-crossed

Star-crossed

Minnie Darke

When Justine Carmichael - Sagittarius and sceptic - bumps into her teenage crush Nick Jordan - Aquarius and true believer - it might be purely by chance. Nick, meanwhile, is a struggling actor who relies on the Star's eminent...

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The French Photographer

The French Photographer

Natasha Lester

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, the new novel by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress

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The Ink Stain (The Monsarrat Series Book 4)

The Ink Stain (The Monsarrat Series Book 4)

Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Sydney to investigate corruption that may go right to the top - to the office of the governor - and threaten the colony's fundamental rights to freedom of speech.   

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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 reviewIslands

Islands

Peggy Frew

A stunning literary novel from the author of the Stella Prize shortlisted Hope Farm.  

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 Read reviewThe Year of the Beast

The Year of the Beast

Steven Carroll

One of Australia's finest and most critically acclaimed writers returns with a powerful novel that goes back to the very beginning of the story, to bring his sweeping Glenroy series to a magnificent close.

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Zebra: And Other Stories

Zebra: And Other Stories

Debra Adelaide

Tantalising, poignant, wry, and just a little fantastical, this subversive collection of short fiction - and one singular novella - from bestselling author Debra Adelaide reminds us what twists of fate may be lurking just beneath...

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 Read reviewThe Glad Shout

The Glad Shout

Alice Robinson

The Glad Shout is an extraordinary novel of rare depth and texture, by the acclaimed writer of Anchor Point, Alice Robinson. After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young...

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The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

Sally Hepworth

From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new page-turner about that trickiest of relationships and what happens when it all goes wrong.  

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The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow

The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow

Matt Howard

Four isolated people. Thrown together by family and circumstance. A humorous and heart warming story of second chances and new beginnings.

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 Read reviewInto the Fire

Into the Fire

Sonia Orchard

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The Flight of Birds

The Flight of Birds

Joshua Lobb

The Flight of Birds is a novel in twelve stories, each of them compelled by an encounter between the human and animal worlds. The birds in these stories inhabit the same space as humans, but they are also apart, gliding above us....

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 Read reviewCall Me Evie

Call Me Evie

J.P. Pomare

An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and Girl on the Train from an exciting new Australian voice.   

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