The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction shortlist 2020

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Elizabeth Tan

Conspiracies, memes, and therapies of various efficacy underpin this beguiling short-story collection from Elizabeth Tan.

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 Read reviewA Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Jessie Tu

Jena Lin plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and now uses sex to fill the void left by fame. She's struggling a little. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice; her...

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 Read reviewThe Animals in That Country

The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

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 Read reviewLucky Ticket

Lucky Ticket

Joey Bui

A debut collection of stories announcing an intelligent, vibrant and highly original Australian-Vietnamese voice in contemporary literature.     

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 Read reviewDolores

Dolores

Lauren Aimee Curtis

On a hot day in late June, a young girl kneels outside a convent, then falls on her face. When the nuns take her in, they name her Dolores.    

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The House of Youssef

The House of Youssef

Yumna Kassab

The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around themes of isolation, family and community, and nostalgia...

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 Special priceThe Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2020 Shortlist Pack

The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2020 Shortlist Pack

Various

This pack contains all six books shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2020, available for a special price.   

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