New Australian fiction

The Love That I Have

The Love That I Have

James Moloney

For fans of The Book Thief, a powerful and heartbreaking story set during WW2 that stays with you long after the final page is read.

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 Read reviewBluebottle

Bluebottle

Belinda Castles

With sea-salt authenticity, Belinda Castles sets the Bright family in the sprawling paradise of Bilgola Beach. But darkness is found both in the iconic setting as well as in the disturbing behaviour of one of the family.

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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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 Read reviewIronbark

Ironbark

Jay Carmichael

Shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award.

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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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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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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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Nagaland

Nagaland

Ben Doherty

The diary arrived addressed to me, bearing a message:We live forever through our stories. Tell ours.And so began the author's journey into the life and legends of the Naga - a forgotten people living...

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Emily O'Grady

The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption

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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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 Read reviewThe Madonna of the Mountains

The Madonna of the Mountains

Elise Valmorbida

Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit. In this sumptuous and elegant novel you will taste the bigoli co l'arna, touch the mulberry leaves cut finer than organdie, and feel the strain of one woman...

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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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Lovesome

Lovesome

Sally Seltmann

An offbeat and beguiling story of finding your own happiness.

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The Making of Martin Sparrow

The Making of Martin Sparrow

Peter Cochrane

A devastating flood on the Hawkesbury almost wipes out the young colony, bringing to the surface many secrets and desires in this masterpiece of historical fiction

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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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 Read reviewA Sand Archive

A Sand Archive

Gregory Day

A sweeping and humane novel of Sebaldian scope and power - the story of a man's life, the obsession which consumed him, all reconstructed from the prodigious archive he left behind...

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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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Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction

Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction

Gerald Murnane

Definitive collection of the short fiction of an Australian master-storyteller who is in a league of his own.

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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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Watermark

Watermark

Joanna Atherfold Finn

Rising and recoiling like the ocean, Watermark cracks open the coastal idyll of a quintessentially Australian seaside landscape to reveal shifting sands, fractured relationships, and innocence lost against a backdrop that is...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Fortress

The Fortress

S.A. Jones

Jonathon Bridge has the corner office, the tailored suits and the impeccable pedigree. He has a fascinating wife, a child on the way and a string of nubile lovers on the side. He's a man who's going places. His world is our world:...

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The Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

Susan Midalia

A satisfying and romantic read about love, friendship and political engagement - and what Jane Austen might be able to teach a young woman looking for love in the 21st century.

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 Read reviewThe Death of Noah Glass

The Death of Noah Glass

Gail Jones

Gail Jones's mesmerising new novel tells a story about parents and children, it is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time.

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 Read reviewLittle Gods

Little Gods

Jenny Ackland

A rare, original and stunning novel about a remarkable girl who learns the hard way that the truth doesn't always set you free - with echoes of Jasper Jones, Seven Little Australians and Cloudstreet.

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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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Stardust and Golden

Stardust and Golden

Doug McEachern

We'll play this silly game, but we're not going into the army. We're not going to support this war. We'll do anything we can to stop it.Mark David visits a nursing home in search of a place for his elderly mother....

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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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You Wish

You Wish

Lia Weston

Tom Lash grants people their ultimate fantasy - he creates the perfect life they wished they had... on-screen.

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The Lace Weaver

The Lace Weaver

Lauren Chater

A breathtaking debut about love and war, and the battle to save a precious legacy

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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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 Special price 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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Making Peace

Making Peace

Fiona McCallum

From Australia's master storyteller comes an uplifting story of new and old friendships, letting go of the past and looking to the future.

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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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 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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Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light

Laura Elvery

An art teacher sends four of her students on a guerrilla mission. A young runner struggles to make sense of his best friend's death. A health-food company adopts a farcical promotional strategy. A factory worker spends her days...

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The Right Girl

The Right Girl

Ellie O'Neill

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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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 Read reviewDyschronia

Dyschronia

Jennifer Mills

A wild and brilliant vision of a future Australia driven by ecological catastrophe.

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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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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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Stella and Margie

Stella and Margie

Glenna Thomson

A beautiful novel about two women - a generation apart - thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another.Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is...

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Stone Circle: Is the Ability to Read Minds a Blessing or a Curse?

Stone Circle: Is the Ability to Read Minds a Blessing or a Curse?

Kate Murdoch

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

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