New Australian fiction

 Read reviewSiren

Siren

Rachel Matthews

A brave new novel that sensitively explores one woman's experience of sexual violence and the silencing of those who feel compelled to speak out.What happens when a young woman enters a city apartment early morning,...

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

An important and illuminating debut fiction collection about Australian life and identity.

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 Read reviewHalf Wild

Half Wild

Pip Smith

Sydney, 1938. After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Doctors talk across her body, nurses jab her in the arm with morphine, detectives arrive to take her...

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 Read reviewThe Last Man in Europe

The Last Man in Europe

Dennis Glover

Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, Orwell comes to see the book as his legacy - the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the...

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The Pacific Room

The Pacific Room

Michael Fitzgerald

This remarkable debut novel tells of the last days of Tusitala, ‘the teller of tales', as Robert Louis Stevenson became known in Samoa where he chose to die.

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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...

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Hinterland

Hinterland

Steven Lang

‘We have this idea we can live anywhere, that we make a choice, but it's not true. There are places that are for you and places that aren't. You can tell which is which if you're prepared to listen.'Tensions have...

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 Read reviewDeeper Than the Sea

Deeper Than the Sea

Nelika McDonald

The secrets we keep from those we love the most

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Hello, Goodbye

Hello, Goodbye

Emily Brewin

It's 1968 and free-thinking country girl Maya Callaghan's world is turned upside down when she finds out she's pregnant to her boyfriend Sam, who is awaiting draft orders. A profoundly moving story of love during a time of great...

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The Trip of a Lifetime

The Trip of a Lifetime

Monica McInerney

'I always thought memories were unchangeable. Set in stone, shaped by the years. But there are always others too, ones you haven't let yourself remember ...' The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of...

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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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Sad Girls

Sad Girls

Lang Leav

Sad Girls is the much anticipated debut novel from international best-selling author Lang Leav. A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming of age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide.

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The Barrier

The Barrier

Shankari Chandran

War and disease have ravaged the world. In the fight for survival, can we save our humanity?

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 Read reviewThe Gulf

The Gulf

Anna Spargo-Ryan

The Gulf is a tender, joyous, funny coming-of-age story from the inimitable, alchemical imagination of Anna Spargo-Ryan.

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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

Lotte is an astronomer who spends her nights peering into deep space rather than looking too closely at herself. When she returns to her hometown after years in South America, reeling from a devastating diagnosis, she finds that...

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To Become a Whale

To Become a Whale

Ben Hobson

The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the...

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 Read reviewSome Tests

Some Tests

Wayne Macauley

It begins with the normally healthy Beth-aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem-feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says...

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Year of the Orphan

Year of the Orphan

Daniel Findlay

‘There were a heat. Air hotter'n blud. She felt it bakin her skin as she moved. There weren't nothin certain but one thing ­- the Reckoner were coming.'Outback Australia. Hundreds of years from now. After the...

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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 reviewAche

Ache

Eliza Henry-Jones

The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from a stunning young Australian writer, Eliza Henry Jones.A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped...

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 Read reviewNo More Boats

No More Boats

Felicity Castagna

The new novel by Felicity Castagna, whose previous book, The Incredible Here and Now, won the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Young Adult Fiction and was shortlisted for the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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This Water: Five Tales

This Water: Five Tales

Beverley Farmer

This is likely to be the last work by Beverley Farmer, one of Australia's great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women's writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns, and her use of different literary forms - novel, short...

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The River Sings

The River Sings

Sandra Leigh Price

'Look first. Reach second. Vanish third.'London, 1825:  Eglantine has always had an eye for the shine. Born the same day as the young princess destined to be queen, Eglantine has an altogether different path ahead...

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 Read reviewClosing Down

Closing Down

Sally Abbott

Conjuring a dark future for Australia, Closing Down gives us a glimpse into a world fractured by a financial crisis and the effects of global climate change. The inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

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Disappearing off the Face of the Earth

Disappearing off the Face of the Earth

David Cohen

Hideaway Self Storage, located just off Brisbane's M1, is in decline. But manager Ken Guy and his assistant Bruce carry on with their daily rituals even as the facility falls apart around them. Lately, however, certain tenants...

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The Lost Pages

The Lost Pages

Marija Pericic

In this inspired novel of friendship, fraud, madness and betrayal, Marija Peričić writes vividly and compellingly of an extraordinary literary rivalry.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Last Garden

The Last Garden

Eva Hornung

From the author of the award-winning Dog Boy, a powerful literary work about frailty, redemption, and the healing power of animals.

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The Traitor's Girl

The Traitor’s Girl

Christine Wells

'I think I'm in danger. It's a matter of some urgency. You must please come at once.'After receiving a mysterious summons from her long-lost grandmother, Australian teacher Annabel Logan agrees to visit her...

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 Read reviewThe Hot Guy

The Hot Guy

Mel Campbell, Anthony Morris

Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy - a man so ridiculously attractive there's a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him.Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down...

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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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Selling the Dream

Selling the Dream

Hugh Mackay

Bestselling author Hugh Mackay expands his fiction repertoire with this blistering satire about the advertising world.

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Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me

Claire Corbett

The pressure of my blood, the beat of my heart, is a message to you. You read each second of my body's life. But watching goes both ways. You watch us: for control, for power, for pleasure. We watch you: for survival, for fear,...

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 Read reviewRubik

Rubik

Elizabeth Tan

Elena Rubik can't seem to stay dead. She persists: as a set of corneas, as a newsletter subscriber, as a member of fanfiction forums. Her best friend Jules Valentine meanwhile is unwittingly inveigled into an indie-film turned...

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 Read reviewSee 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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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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Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies

Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies

Jackie French

Inspired by true events, this is the story of how society's 'lovely ladies' won a war. Each year at secluded Shillings Hall, in the snow-crisped English countryside, the...

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 Read reviewJean Harley Was Here

Jean Harley Was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

A woman opens her car door, knocking a passing cyclist into the path of an oncoming van. The cyclist is Jean Harley. But this is not Jean's story, nor is it the story of her death. It is the stories of the people she leaves...

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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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The Fifth Letter

The Fifth Letter

Nicola Moriarty

A lifelong friendship shared among four women is shattered when a wine-filled vacation game involving the confessions of dark secrets gives way to an anonymous rant about deeply held resentments.

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The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault

Tracy Farr

Iris's family - her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend's daughter - gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party - but in the course...

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The Golden Child: Teenage bullying, tragedy, blame

The Golden Child: Teenage bullying, tragedy, blame

Wendy James

Why can't all your children be perfect? A totally absorbing novel, for readers of Liane Moriarty, Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas. Blogger Lizzy's life is buzzing, happy, normal...

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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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The Dangers of Truffle Hunting

The Dangers of Truffle Hunting

Sunni Overend

For readers of Zoe Foster-Blake, Candace Bushnell and Gourmet Traveller, a delightful sexy story that spans the Australian wine country, the French provinces and hip bars of Melbourne.  

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Gwen: A Novel

Gwen: A Novel

Goldie Goldbloom

In 1903, the artist Gwendolen Mary John travels from London to France with her companion Dorelia. Surviving on their wits and Gwen's raw talent, the young women walk from Calais to Paris.In the new century, the world...

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Glenna Thomson

Greer O'Reilly needs to start over. Her professional success belies private sadness and domestic overload. She's torn between her career and motherhood. Her partner of twelve years has left her. And up ahead is her new home - a...

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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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Old Growth

Old Growth

John Kinsella

In this luminous book of new stories, John Kinsella drops us seamlessly into the worlds of men, women and children at pivotal moments in their lives.In the title story, a husband who has lost his wife plans to destroy...

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Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Simon Rowe

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere is a collection of fifteen tales about people with problems and the clever - and unorthodox - ways they use to resolve them. .

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