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New ‘Books+Publishing’ reviews out now

Books+Publishing’s latest Reviews newsletter contains eight reviews of books publishing in October, November and December.

The highest-scoring book was Alexis Wright’s biography of Indigenous activist Tracker Tilmouth, Tracker (Giramondo, November), which received four-and-a-half stars from reviewer Lindy Jones. She writes: ‘This fine new book by Alexis Wright is composed of stories taken from different interviews that Wright conducted with Tracker and people he suggested she should speak with … The structure is powerful: one person tells a story, perhaps mentioning someone else, who in turn tells their version, and then perhaps Tracker has his say—so in the end the reader gets a nuanced impression of a very complex character.’

Also reviewed are:

Fiction:

Border Districts (Gerald Murnane, Giramondo, November), Into the World (Stephanie Parkyn, A&U, December) and My Life and Other Fictions (Michael Giacometti, Spineless Wonders, December)

Nonfiction:        

Dissent (Sally Percival Wood, Scribe, December), Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation (Renate Klein, Spinifex, October), A Timeline of Australian Food (Jan O’Connell, NewSouth, December) and The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson’s Cancer Con (Beau Donelly & Nick Toscano, Scribe, December).

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