New Australian fiction

 Read reviewThe Butcherbird Stories

The Butcherbird Stories

A.S. Patric

Eleven stories. Each like a matchstick struck to illuminate the darkness. Evocations of place ranging from a Bangla jungle to the deep, blue Danube to a winter beach in Melbourne excite and seduce. But what truly draws the reader...

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The Pearl Thief

The Pearl Thief

Fiona McIntosh

A discarded child Fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Dovetailing into Book One, Sidroc the Dane is a new stand-alone entry point into the world of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, a book to be savoured at...

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 Special priceThe Three Secret Cities: A Jack West Jr Novel

The Three Secret Cities: A Jack West Jr Novel

Matthew Reilly

Jack West Jr is hunted by dark forces as he races across the globe to uncover the mysteries of the Three Secret Cities...

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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 reviewPreservation

Preservation

Jock Serong

Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative.

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 Special priceTwo Old Men Dying

Two Old Men Dying

Tom Keneally

In perhaps his boldest and most personal novel, Tom Keneally explores the journeys of modern Australians alongside the imagined story of ancient Learned Man whose remains were discovered in Western NSW decades ago.

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Hope Shines

Hope Shines

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Prize-winning and highly commended stories from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Hope Prize.

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Lost Without You

Lost Without You

Rachael Johns

A fresh and poignant novel of family, journeys, past decisions ... and dresses ... from the ABIA award-winning, bestselling author Rachael Johns.    

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 Special priceThe Children's Bach

The Children’s Bach

Helen Garner

A captivating and deeply personal novel from one of Australia's most respected authors.     

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 Special priceMonkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

An elegant hardback edition of the novel that launched Helen Garner's career.      

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 Special price Read reviewShell

Shell

Kristina Olsson

A big, bold and hauntingly beautiful story that captures a defining moment in Australia's history.

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 Special price Read reviewBridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

Markus Zusak

The magnificent, highly anticipated new novel from the author of the international bestseller, The Book Thief.

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 Special price Read reviewNine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? 

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 Special price Read reviewThe Children's House

The Children’s House

Alice Nelson

Alice Nelson skilfully weaves together these shared stories of displacement and trauma into a beautifully told, hope-filled, outstanding novel.  

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Arcadia

Arcadia

Di Morrissey

From Australia's favourite storyteller, a breathtaking Tasmanian tale of ancient forests; of art and science; of love and, above all, of friendship.      

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The Bus on Thursday

The Bus on Thursday

Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in a devilishly funny new novel from the acclaimed filmmaker, screenwriter and author of Rush Oh!   

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 Read reviewCedar Valley

Cedar Valley

Holly Throsby

From the author of the bestselling novel, Goodwood, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.  

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 Special price Read reviewThe Year of the Farmer

The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham

A darkly satirical novel of a small country town battling the elements and one another, from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker.   

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The Valley

The Valley

Steve Hawke

A murder in the remote bush in 1916 sparks a chain of events that will haunt a family for generations.

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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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Matryoshka

Matryoshka

Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka is a haunting and beautifully written story about the power of maternal love, and the danger of secrets passed down through generations.  

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Earworm

Earworm

Colin Varney

Drenched in rhythm and the vividness of pop lyrics, Earworm explores the complexities of filial and romantic love, connecting us to our universal communion with music.   

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Songwoman

Songwoman

Ilka Tampke

Set in Iron-Age Wales during the turmoil of Roman invasion, Songwoman explores one woman's quest to defend her culture.

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The Girl On The Page

The Girl On The Page

John Purcell

Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell.

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An Open Book

An Open Book

David Malouf

This is only David Malouf's third new poetry volume in nearly 40 years, so it is a significant publishing event. As one of Australia's greatest living poets, Malouf continues to meditate and reflect on themes of mortality and...

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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Joanna Nell

Joanna Nell's life-affirming debut is a moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and Frankie.     

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Kate Morton

Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world.

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The Good Son

The Good Son

Greg Fleet

A charming and uplifting novel about love, belonging and facing mortality, from one of Australia's most loved and acclaimed comedians.

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 Read reviewMan Out of Time

Man Out of Time

Stephanie Bishop

From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of The Other Side of the World comes a brilliant and provocative new novel about inheritance and self-destruction.

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The Killing of Louisa

The Killing of Louisa

Janet Lee

Finally, convicted murderess Louisa Collins can tell her own story. But will she confess?

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The Last Summer of Ada Bloom

The Last Summer of Ada Bloom

Martine Murray

A beautiful and affecting story about the fragility of family relationships and about the pervading effects of secrets we keep

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 Read reviewWintering

Wintering

Krissy Kneen

From 2018 Stella Prize-shortlistee Krissy Kneen, an evocative and mysterious novel about inexplicable disappearances and thylacines set in the remote south of Tasmania

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 Read reviewThe Helpline

The Helpline

Katherine Collette

A big-hearted comedy about what happens when being the brainiest person in the room doesn't mean things work out the way you imagined

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Dinner with the Dissidents

Dinner with the Dissidents

John Tesarsch

It is 1970, and cracks are appearing in the Soviet Union as it struggles to quell dissident voices. Censored at home, the Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn is lauded in the West for exposing the underbelly of communism, and...

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The Word

The Word

William Lane

William Lane's disarming new novel, The Word, brilliantly satirises the ways in which we use language to define our lives. Kenric is an oddball advertising eccentric who possesses an unusual gift for language. The brands he names,...

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Sisters and Brothers

Sisters and Brothers

Fiona Palmer

A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets by beloved bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer.

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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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A Blank Canvas

A Blank Canvas

Robert Hollingworth

Renowned abstract artist, the curmudgeonly octogenarian Giles Paumen, is the head of a family of artists, each of whom he considers less talented than himself. His son Laurence is a conceptual artist and lecturer, code for the...

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2028

2028

Ken Saunders

Move over Shaun Micallef ... a work of comic genius that takes the mickey out of anything and everything to do with Australian politics.

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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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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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 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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 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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Coach Fitz

Coach Fitz

Tom Lee

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

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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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The Apology

The Apology

Ross Watkins

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

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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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 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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 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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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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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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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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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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Stone Circle

Stone Circle

Kate Murdoch

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

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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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 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 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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 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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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Lovesome

Lovesome

Sally Seltmann

An offbeat and beguiling story of finding your own happiness.

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 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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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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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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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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 Read reviewIn the Garden of the Fugitives

In the Garden of the Fugitives

Ceridwen Dovey

Originally published in 2018 by Hamish Hamiltion, an imprint of Penguin Books, Australia --Title page verso.

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 Special price 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 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 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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Rapture

Rapture

Jeremy Stanford

First time parents Tim and Nicole give birth to a baby with a halo. For a couple of atheists, it's a bit of a shock. In his gripping and darkly comic debut novel, Stanford explores the fight for the ownership of God, and tries...

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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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 Read reviewDyschronia

Dyschronia

Jennifer Mills

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

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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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