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The Furrows

The Furrows

Namwali Serpell

A powerful new novel about grief and mourning from the acclaimed and prize-winning author of The Old Drift

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 Read reviewThe Candy House (Exclusive Cover)

The Candy House (Exclusive Cover)

Jennifer Egan

The long-awaited sibling novel to Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. A fierce and exhilarating testament to the transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, privacy and...

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Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

Benjamin Stevenson

Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in this fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

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Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing

Marie Munkara

Every Secret Thing is a nothing-is-sacred misadventure that crackles with Marie Munkara's famous acerbic humour.

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Bon and Lesley

Bon and Lesley

Shaun Prescott

Taking in a world of peculiar anarchies and regulations, of secret roads and portals that lurk beneath the country's failing design, Bon and Lesley is an urgent, surreal dispatch from a country intimately familiar with...

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 Read reviewSalt and Skin

Salt and Skin

Eliza Henry-Jones

Grief-stricken over the loss of her husband, Luda Managan and her two teenaged children try to make a home for themselves on a collection of harsh and haunted Scottish islands.

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 Read reviewJoan Is Okay

Joan Is Okay

Weike Wang

A witty, moving, piercingly insightful novel about a marvellously complicated woman who can't be anyone but herself.

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Run and Hide

Run and Hide

Pankaj Mishra

In just a few years, Arun's friends become the success stories of their generation. Will it be Alia, a female writer and influencer, who is piecing together the story of a big global financial scandal? Run and Hide is a novel...

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Bliss Montage

Bliss Montage

Ling Ma

From the acclaimed author of Severance comes a story collection that is breathtaking in its imaginative feat

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This All Come Back Now: An Anthology of First Nations Speculative Fiction

This All Come Back Now: An Anthology of First Nations Speculative Fiction

Mykaela Saunders

A world-first collection of blackfella speculative fiction from well-known and emerging First Nations writers.

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 Read reviewVladimir

Vladimir

Julia May Jonas

A provocative, razor-sharp, and timely debut novel about a beloved English professor facing a slew of accusations against her professor husband by former students - a situation that becomes more complicated when she herself...

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 Read reviewThe Last White Man: From the Booker-shortlisted author of Exit West

The Last White Man: From the Booker-shortlisted author of Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

From the internationally bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change

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The Marriage Portrait

The Marriage Portrait

Maggie O'Farrell

Set at the heart of the treacherous political world of the Italian Renaissance, this is the masterful story of a young woman's battle for her very survival, written with all the drama and verve that made HAMNET an international...

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Danged Black Thing

Danged Black Thing

Eugen Bacon

Danged Black Thing is an extraordinary collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, patriarchy and womanhood, from a remarkable and original voice

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 Read reviewHold Your Fire

Hold Your Fire

Chloe Wilson

Dark and dangerous, brilliantly unsettling and chillingly funny, this extraordinary debut shows us what we usually deny - the uneasy truce we make with our ruthless desires and gothic fears, and how easily it can be broken....

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Here Goes Nothing

Here Goes Nothing

Steve Toltz

A firecracker of a novel by the Booker-shortlisted author of A Fraction of the Whole - a scathingly funny and affecting tale of life, death, love and the questionable existence of God.

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 Read reviewThe Fell

The Fell

Sarah Moss

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Summerwater, The Fell is a novel for our times - the story of a woman in quarantine who can't take it any more and goes hill-walking at dusk . . .

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 Read reviewHamnet

Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

Two extraordinary people. A love that draws them together. A loss that threatens to tear them apart.

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The Torrent

The Torrent

Dinuka McKenzie

A loving husband lost to devastating summer floods. A teenage girl injured during a robbery. Two seemingly unconnected cases that will push a detective to the brink. An atmospheric, compelling new voice in Australian crime...

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Infinite Splendours

Infinite Splendours

Sofie Laguna

The incandescent new novel from the acclaimed Miles Franklin winner author of The Eye of the Sheep and The Choke.

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 Read reviewPure Colour

Pure Colour

Sheila Heti

It's about the surrounding world - sky, trees, lakes, stars - and, as Heti writes, 'the world beyond this world', which can be glimpsed in rare moments when something shattering occurs. Pure Colour is a galaxy of a novel:...

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 Read reviewSea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility

Emily St. John Mandel

The award-winning, bestselling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years...

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 Read reviewAustraliana

Australiana

Yumna Kassab

One small town, a multitude of stories.

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 Read reviewThe Orchard Murders

The Orchard Murders

Robert Gott

A novel about revenge, obsession, and the dangerous gullibility of religious fanatics.

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Here in the After

Here in the After

Marion Frith

Here in the After is a poignant and uplifting exploration of the legacy of trauma and the healing power of connection.

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 Read reviewThe Woman in the Library

The Woman in the Library

Sulari Gentill

An unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship - and shows that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Peggy Frew

A compassionate and surprisingly funny novel that is impossible to put down and even harder to forget, from the award-winning author of Islands.

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Dirt Town

Dirt Town

Hayley Scrivenor

A powerful and moving crime novel set in rural Australia for fans of Jane Harper's The Dry and Chris Whitaker's We Begin at the End.

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Still Life

Still Life

Sarah Winman

By the bestselling, prize-winning author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood... and the ghost of E.M. Forster.

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 Read reviewLoveland

Loveland

Robert Lukins

Compelling, compassionate and profoundly moving, this new novel by the acclaimed author of The Everlasting Sunday confirms Robert Lukins as one of our finest writers.

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 Read reviewLapvona: The unmissable Sunday Times Bestseller

Lapvona: The unmissable Sunday Times Bestseller

Ottessa Moshfegh

Brace yourself for Lapvona: a rollercoaster ride of depravation and perversion in the singular new novel from Ottessa Moshfegh, author My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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Another Australia

Another Australia

Sweatshop

Twelve diverse writers reveal another Australia hidden behind, beneath and beside the country we think we know.

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 Read reviewEverything Feels Like the End of the World

Everything Feels Like the End of the World

Else Fitzgerald

Grief, loss, pain, love, and the future - an achingly human debut short story collection, from the winner of the Richell Prize.

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This Devastating Fever

This Devastating Fever

Sophie Cunningham

Sometimes you need to delve into the past, to make sense of the present

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 Read reviewEvery Version of You

Every Version of You

Grace Chan

Never Let Me Go meets Black Mirror, with a dash of Murakami surrealism thrown in, this is speculative literary fiction at its best.

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The Mother

The Mother

Jane Caro

From the Walkley Award winning journalist, social commentator and author comes a gripping domestic thriller with a moral dilemma at its core.

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 Special price Read reviewMarlo

Marlo

Jay Carmichael

The stunning new novel from the author of Ironbark.

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 Read reviewDark as Last Night

Dark as Last Night

Tony Birch

A masterful new story collection from award-winning Indigenous writer Tony Birch

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The Eulogy

The Eulogy

Jackie Bailey

The Eulogy is a literary page-turner from new Australian voice Jackie Bailey - a story about family, death and grief that is full of love, humour and life.

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Limberlost

Limberlost

Robbie Arnott

The much-anticipated third novel by award-winning Australian author Robbie Arnott, Limberlost is a story of family and land, loss and hope, fate and the unknown, and love and kindness

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Marshmallow

Marshmallow

Victoria Hannan, Brigid Gallacher

A raw, powerful novel from the prize-winning author of Kokomo that exposes the ripple effect of grief and shows how quickly the life you thought you had can be shattered forever.

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 Read reviewSon of Sin

Son of Sin

Omar Sakr

Poet Omar Sakr's debut novel is a fierce and fantastic force that illuminates the bonds that bind families together as well as what can break them.

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 Read reviewIn My Defence, I Have No Defence

In My Defence, I Have No Defence

Sinead Stubbins

Wild and funny and wickedly relatable, In My Defence, I Have No Defence is one woman's reckoning with her complete inability to self-improve and a hilarious reprieve for anyone who has ever struggled to be better

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 Read reviewSeven and a Half

Seven and a Half

Christos Tsiolkas

An audacious and transformative novel about the past, the present and the power of writing and imagination from the award-winning author of Damascus and The Slap.

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 Read reviewThe Diplomat

The Diplomat

Chris Womersley

Shot through with grief and dark comedy, The Diplomat is a powerful story of love and recovery - and a stark evocation of the fine line between self-destruction and redemption.

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 Read reviewDevotion

Devotion

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent's long-awaited novel demonstrates her sublime ability with language that creates an immersive, transformative experience for the reader. Devotion is a book to savour.

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 Read reviewForty Nights

Forty Nights

Pirooz Jafari

Spanning continents and centuries, Forty Nights is a tale of the ongoing effects of dispossession and dislocation - a struggle humankind has faced long into its past. Ultimately it is the story of finding home, wherever that might...

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 Read reviewDinner with the Schnabels

Dinner with the Schnabels

Toni Jordan

You can marry into them, but can you ever really be one of them? A novel about marriage, love and family.

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 Read reviewBodies of Light

Bodies of Light

Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down cements her status as a leading light of Australian literary fiction in this heart-rending and intimate saga of one woman's turbulent life

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 Read reviewScary Monsters

Scary Monsters

Michelle de Kretser

From the twice-winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Scary Monsters is an affecting, profound and darkly funny exploration into racism, misogyny and ageism.

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 Read reviewHovering

Hovering

Rhett Davis

From the winner of the 2020 Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript comes a genre bending tour-de-force debut

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 Read reviewWild Abandon

Wild Abandon

Emily Bitto

A breathtaking new novel from the Stella Prize-winning author of The Strays.

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 Read reviewSunbathing: A Novel

Sunbathing: A Novel

Isobel Beech

A powerful debut that explores life, death and the restorative power of friendship under the warm summer sun of Umbria.

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 Read reviewCold Enough for Snow

Cold Enough for Snow

Jessica Au

Winner of the inaugural Novel Prize, an elegant and subtle exploration of the mysteries of our relationships to others.

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