New Australian fiction

The True Colour of the Sea

The True Colour of the Sea

Robert Drewe

The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia's master of the short-story genre.

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The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

The Hunter and Other Stories of Men

David Cohen

A property developer fears that a burgeoning ibis population will prevent the construction of a high rise apartment complex; a bus stop outside a dementia care facility in Düsseldorf suffers its own identity crisis; a young...

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 Special price Read reviewBeautiful Revolutionary

Beautiful Revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The thrilling new novel, inspired by Jim Jones's Peoples Temple, from the author of The Love of a Bad Man.

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The Botanist's Daughter

The Botanist’s Daughter

Kayte Nunn

Discovery. Desire. Deception. A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower . . .

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 Read reviewToo Much Lip

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

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 Read reviewInappropriation

Inappropriation

Lexi Freiman

A search for belonging in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs turns into a riotous satire of identity politics in this wildly irreverent coming-of-age story.

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Beneath the Mother Tree

Beneath the Mother Tree

D.M. Cameron

A spine-chilling mystery and contemporary love story, Beneath the Mother Tree plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology.

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The Peacock Summer

The Peacock Summer

Hannah Richell

An utterly compelling story of secrets, betrayals and the consequences of a long-ago summer from the internationally bestselling author of Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year.

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 Read reviewThe Biographer's Lover

The Biographer’s Lover

Ruby J Murray

The Biographer's Lover is a novel about Australia's complex relationship with memory, and the role gender plays in the ways we represent not only national myths but our private versus our public selves

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 Read reviewA Superior Spectre

A Superior Spectre

Angela Meyer

A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren't those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and...

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The Wounded Sinner

The Wounded Sinner

Gus Henderson

In this unforgettable debut, The Wounded Sinner shines a light on growing old, fidelity and identity which run through this unique and gritty novel, in which all are asking the ultimate questions about life, death and the purpose...

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 Read reviewThe Book of Ordinary People

The Book of Ordinary People

Claire Varley

Six strangers bound by fate.

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Coach Fitz

Coach Fitz

Tom Lee

One of the strangest and most appealing novels you will read this year!

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The Apology

The Apology

Ross Watkins

A gripping psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness

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The Second Cure

The Second Cure

Margaret Morgan

Control the brain and you control the world. In a fractured nation, two women are left with a choice - risk all to bring humanity together or let it fall apart.

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Hey Brother

Hey Brother

Jarrah Dundler

A genuine and compellingly portrayed family drama of a tough kid from rural Australia.

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Canvas

Canvas

Sarah Hope

Alice McKinley inherits Dunedin, the family's crumbling pastoral estate in Victoria's Western District and soon discovers the sprawling sheep station is on the brink of bankruptcy.A posthumous gift from her...

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 Read reviewThe Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese

Moreno Giovannoni

Tuscany as you have never seen it before . . .

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 Special price Read reviewBoy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

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 Read reviewUnder Your Wings

Under Your Wings

Tiffany Tsao

A powerful and evocative literary thriller from a stunning new Australian voice, for fans of Donna Tartt and Alice Sebold.

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The Drover's Wives: 99 Reinterpretations of Henry Lawson's Australian Classic

The Drover’s Wives: 99 Reinterpretations of Henry Lawson’s Australian Classic

Ryan O'Neill

Henry Lawson's short story `The Drover's Wife' is an Australian classic that has sparked interpretations on the page, on canvas and on the stage. But it has never been so thoroughly, or hilariously, reimagined as by Ryan O'Neill,...

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 Read reviewWe See the Stars

We See the Stars

Kate van Hooft

A haunting and deeply moving novel with a brilliant voice in the tradition of The Eye of the Sheep and Jasper Jones.

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When Elephants Fight

When Elephants Fight

Majok Tulba

A haunting coming-of-age novel from one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists of the Year (2013), author of the acclaimed Beneath the Darkening Sky

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 Read reviewPrize Fighter

Prize Fighter

Future D. Fidel

Isa Alaki is not from here. At ten years old, Isa's life in the Congolese city of Bukavu changed forever. The streets were burning. The town was mostly silent, like a ghost town, until the yelling started. At school, Isa knows he...

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 Read reviewThe Geography of Friendship

The Geography of Friendship

Sally Piper

When three young women set off on a hike through the wilderness they are anticipating the adventure of a lifetime. Over the next five days, as they face up to the challenging terrain, it soon becomes clear they are not alone and...

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The Coves

The Coves

David Whish-Wilson

San Francisco, 1849. The hills are swarming with desperate men from all over the world, come to seek their fortune in the grip of yellow fever.

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The Far-Back Country

The Far-Back Country

Kate Lyons

A superbly written and compelling novel about the bonds of family and home set against the outback landscape.

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Antidote to a Curse

Antidote to a Curse

James Cristina

It's the 90s. Silvio Portelli returns to Melbourne after time spent teaching in England and rents a room from the charismatic octogenarian, Nancy Triganza. Nancy is having an elaborate aviary constructed to indulge her passion for...

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Saint Antony in His Desert

Saint Antony in His Desert

Anthony Uhlmann

A defrocked priest, Antony Elm, has made his way into a desert outside Alice Springs, where he intends to stay for forty days and forty nights. He is undergoing a crisis of faith and has brought with him the typescript for a book...

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We Are Not Most People

We Are Not Most People

Tracy Ryan

Kurt Stocker's Swiss childhood is dominated by strict and god-fearing parents. He enters a seminary with the intent of becoming a priest and making his parents proud of him, but struggles to adapt. Leaving this vocation behind, he...

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 Read reviewReading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing

Bernadette Brennan

UQP celebrates 70 years of publishing the best Australian writing with a unique anthology that showcases the diversity of the Australian literary landscape.

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The Book Ninja

The Book Ninja

Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus

Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons

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A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

Liz Byrski

From 'the doyenne of women's fiction': four women from an online book club spend a month in the Blue Mountains reading and talking about books.

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The Bridge

The Bridge

Enza Gandolfo

Drawing on true events of Australia's worst industrial accident - a tragedy that still scars the city - The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even...

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 Read reviewFlames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Two siblings traverse the southern island to try to find their way back to each other in this tale about grief and love and the bonds of family.

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Bohemia Beach

Bohemia Beach

Justine Ettler

Catherine Bell, a famous concert pianist, is struggling to hold on to her career in a competitive international arena that spans the classical music capitals of the world. After a disastrous show in Copenhagen, Cathy is about to...

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 Read reviewBook of Colours

Book of Colours

Robyn Cadwallader

From Robyn Cadwallader, author of the internationally acclaimed novel The Anchoress, comes a deeply profound and moving novel of the importance of creativity and the power of connection, told through the story of the commissioning...

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The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean

The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean

Mira Robertson

It's 1944 when bookish, unworldly Emily Dean is shipped off to the relatives in rural Victoria after her mother has a nervous breakdown.

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A compelling and heartbreaking tale of grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s.

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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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The Earth Does Not Get Fat

The Earth Does Not Get Fat

Julia Prendergast

The Earth Does Not Get Fat is a powerful and gut-wrenching debut about intense suffering and love-fierce, searing love.

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One

One

Andrew Hutchinson

Why do we do such crazy things when we're in love?

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Relatively Famous

Relatively Famous

Roger Averill

Michael and Majorie Madigan refuse to be interviewed by biographer Sinclair Hughes for his new book Inside the Lion's Den: The Literary Life of Gilbert Madigan. This is not surprising as Gilbert is Marjorie's ex- husband and...

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A Stolen Season

A Stolen Season

Rodney Hall

From the two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Rodney Hall comes a novel moving, disturbing and compelling in equal measure...

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 Read reviewThe Shepherd's Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut

Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut is an exquisite, brutal coming of age novel. It tells the story of Jaxie, a boy on the run from his past, and explores the way love and hate combine to form a young man's beliefs.

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 Read reviewIn the Garden of the Fugitives

In the Garden of the Fugitives

Ceridwen Dovey

Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce. Once, she was one of his brightest protégés; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing, and each...

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Spinifex & Sunflowers

Spinifex & Sunflowers

Avan Judd Stallard

For years Nick Harris has been drifting, until the day he finds himself surrounded by red dirt and razor wire, staring at brownskinned men inside a detention centre. He's no crusader, no bleeding-heart. It's just a job.

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The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door

Sally Hepworth

No one really knows what goes on behind closed suburban doors.

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 Read reviewThe Lucky Galah

The Lucky Galah

Tracy Sorensen

A magnificently original debut novel about fate, Australia and what it means to be human... that just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky.   

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The Portrait of Molly Dean

The Portrait of Molly Dean

Katherine Kovacic

An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years...

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The Everlasting Sunday

The Everlasting Sunday

Robert Lukins

At once both beautiful and brutal, The Everlasting Sunday is a haunting debut novel about growing up, growing wild and what it takes to survive.

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You Belong Here: A Novel

You Belong Here: A Novel

Laurie Steed

You Belong Here follows the Slater family from the years 1972 - 2002, finding faith, faults, and redemption, in a raw, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful meditation on what it means to be a family in modern...

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The Opal Dragonfly

The Opal Dragonfly

Julian Leatherdale

Miss Isobel Clara Macleod, youngest of the seven children of Major Sir Angus Hutton Macleod, Surveyor-General of the colony of New South Wales, had the singular misfortune to know that at seven o'clock that morning her father was...

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 Read reviewThe Passengers

The Passengers

Eleanor Limprecht

A luminous novel about love by an acclaimed rising star of Australian literature.

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 Read reviewWhat the Light Reveals

What the Light Reveals

Mick McCoy

In an increasingly divided and intolerant world, What the Light Reveals is a beacon: a novel that brilliantly captures the sometimes devastating consequences of individual belief.Conrad is falsely accused of...

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The Rules of Backyard Croquet

The Rules of Backyard Croquet

Sunni Overend

All's fair in love and couture ... Fashion and love collide in the stylish new novel from the author of The Dangers of Truffle Hunting.

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The Lovers

The Lovers

Catherine Rey

The Lovers by renowned French-Australian writer Catherine Rey is an arresting tale, a mystery with a low burn tension, which revolves around the disappearance of Lucie Bruyere. The novel unveils the truth about her charismatic yet...

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The Secrets at Ocean's Edge

The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge

Kali Napier

Every family has secrets that bind them together. A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier.

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Dustfall: A Novel

Dustfall: A Novel

Michelle Johnston

Dr Raymond Filigree, running away from a disastrous medical career, mistakes an unknown name on a map for the perfect refuge. He travels to the isolated town of Wittenoom and takes charge of its small hospital, a place where no...

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Sign

Sign

Colin Dray

Sometimes even the best intentions can lead you down a very dangerous road.

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A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline

A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline

Glenda Guest

A tender, thoughtful story about a woman's journey back to her home town - and the painful moment that changed her life forever.

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Off the Record: A Novel

Off the Record: A Novel

Craig Sherborne

A satirical novel by Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisted author Craig Sherborne, Off the Record stylishly skewers tabloid journalism and male vanity.

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 Read reviewThe Whole Bright Year

The Whole Bright Year

Debra Oswald

From the creator of ‘Offspring' and author of Useful, a gripping, wry and tender novel about how holding on too tightly can cost us what we love.

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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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