Jason Austin

Jason Austin is a buyer at Readings Carlton

Review — 24 Jun 2018

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

A few years ago, there was a rumour going around that there wouldn’t be any more stories from Anne Tyler. She was threatening to retire from writing – after fifty-plus…

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Review — 24 Sep 2017

Logical Family by Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin’s nine-volume Tales of the City chronicle is a cultural icon. Among other things, it’s the story of gay life in San Francisco from the late 1970s, through the…

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Blog post — 1 Nov 2016

Q&A with Matthew Griffin, author of Hide

American author Matthew Griffin chats with our own bookseller Jason Austin about his powerful debut novel, Hide. (You can also read Jason’s rave review of the book here.)

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Review — 22 Aug 2016

Hide by Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin’s debut novel is a beautiful character study. Wendell and Frank fall in love in an era before gay liberation and they remain stuck in that time for over…

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Review — 29 Mar 2016

The Bridge: Season 3

As with the last two seasons of this exemplary Swedish/Danish co-production, this third season of The Bridge opens with a puzzle in the form of a murder. This time, Helle…

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Review — 28 Sep 2015

The Legacy: Season 2

If you’ve not yet watched the first season of The Legacy, and I thoroughly recommend that you do, I would suggest you turn away now as there are spoilers…

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Review — 24 Sep 2015

Hope Farm by Peggy Frew

Those of us who encountered Peggy Frew’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Award-winning debut novel, House of Sticks, in 2010 will have been waiting with bated breath for this, her second…

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Review — 25 May 2015

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

I’ve neglected adult sci-fi in my adult life as it’s something that I read a lot of it as a teenager, and this novel has reminded me that sci-fi often…

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Blog post — 23 Nov 2014

Five books that have made an impression on me this year

Bookseller Jason Austin shares five books that have made an impression on him in 2014.

Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates.

Every year I try to read at least one…

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Blog post — 25 Jun 2014

Q&A with Anna George

Jason Austin talks with Anna George about her new novel,

What Came Before begins with David’s confession that he’s killed his wife Elle. As the story progresses, we learn not…

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