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Everything in its Right Place

2 September 2020
‘Powerful and urgent. Crackling with energy and wit, a dark joyride of a read, its danger and beauty announcing a roaring new talent.’—Roger Averill ‘Equal parts harrowing coming-of-age story and...

Revenge: Murder in Three Parts

29 July 2020
‘A coiled spring of a novel, Revenge hits you right between the eyes.’—Malcolm Harris A family favour their son over their daughter. Shan attends university before making his fortune in...

The Fogging

3 June 2020
‘A skilfully drawn portrait of a decaying relationship … Like a brewing storm on an oppressive day, it builds towards the thunderclap of its final pages.’—Jennifer Down ‘Luke Horton’s writing...

Hidden Scorpion

20 May 2020
Hidden Scorpion 2nd edition is by Warren Reed, author of the intriguing real-world spy story An Elephant on Your Nose. 'A finely crafted thriller by a former Australian spy, Hidden...

My Dark Vanessa

18 September 2019
‘A package of dynamite’—Stephen King ‘The book everyone will be talking about in 2020’—Louise O’Neill ‘Riveting, compulsive, urgent’—Elizabeth Day An era-defining novel about the relationship between a 15-year-old girl and...

Hero

11 September 2019
Four years after the Perdido Beach dome went down, the alien virus that made it is still wreaking havoc, and virus-infested rock has created a new set of humans with...

You Can Change the World

14 August 2019
Did you know that there are more plastic flamingos in the world than real ones? That if you joined all the pieces of plastic in the ocean together, they would...

Three Women

5 June 2019
‘Absolutely compelling.’—Leigh Sales ‘A masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood.’—Elizabeth Gilbert ‘One of the most brilliant books I've ever read.’—Mia Freedman ‘Addictive, totally addictive. Brilliant.’—Dolly Alderton ‘Indescribably...

The Collaborator

15 May 2019
An act of heroism, the taint of collaboration, a doomed love affair, and an Australian woman who travels across the world to discover the truth. It is 1944 in Budapest...

The Wooleen Way: Renewing an Australian Resource

1 May 2019
A remarkable memoir detailing a heroic and unswerving commitment to renew the severely degraded land on Wooleen, a massive pastoral property in Western Australia’s southern rangelands. Through retelling the struggle...

Something To Believe In 

24 April 2019
A memoir of music, madness and love from the author of the cult classic Pig City. For Andrew Stafford, music was a way up and a way out. There was just one...

The Other Half of Augusta Hope 

27 March 2019
‘Without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read—an extraordinary masterpiece’—Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton. 'A mesmerisingly beautiful portrait of a...

The Land Girls

13 February 2019
From the bestselling Australian author of The Last of the Bonegilla Girls comes a moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds. It was never just a man's...

Wakenhyrst

6 February 2019
A tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. By the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air, an outstanding new piece of storytelling, a modern Gothic tale of...

The Sparkle Pages

23 January 2019
‘Is marriage just a series of texts about where the children are and whether we need milk until one of you dies?’ Susannah Parks—wife, mother, cleaner of surfaces and runner...

We Must Be Brave

16 January 2019
Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave is a luminous and profoundly moving novel about the people we rescue and the ways in which they rescue us back....

The Rip

28 November 2018
The new novel from the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Wimmera. An urban crime novel that slowly and masterfully hooks you in ... then shocks with the horrific crime and...

An Elephant on Your Nose

21 November 2018
MI6-trained former Australian intelligence operative Warren Reed has released his third spy novel, An Elephant on Your Nose, throwing the spotlight on Asia’s emerging influence in global espionage. British intelligence operative...

Star-crossed

14 November 2018
Sometimes destiny needs a nudge in the right direction... When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer)...

Half Moon Lake

8 November 2018
A missing boy found in America’s Deep South. To whom does Sonny Davenport belong? A gripping debut novel inspired by real events. Coming January 2019. In 1913, on a summer’s...

Liberty

26 September 2018
A powerful YA novel about three young women caught in the battles of their own times.  After the success of Hexenhaus in 2016, Nikki McWatters is back with a high-energy...

The Binding

19 September 2018
Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret forever. Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives...

All the Ways to Be Smart 

12 September 2018
Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes. Painting patterns, wheeling wagons, being mermaids, riding dragons … From the award-winning creators of The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade and Under...

The Valley

5 September 2018
A murder in the remote bush in 1916 sparks a chain of events that will haunt a family for generations. Hidden in the refuge of a secret valley, their tiny...

Vodka and Apple Juice

1 August 2018
When Jay’s husband lands a diplomatic job in Warsaw, she jumps at the opportunity to escape her predictable life in Canberra for a three-year adventure in the heart of central...

The Apology

11 July 2018
A gripping psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness from a riveting new voice in Australian fiction. Set in Western Sydney, The Apology by Ross Watkins is...

Heartland

27 June 2018
A perfect companion to Evicted and Nickel and Dimed, Heartland reveals one woman's experience of working class poverty with a startlingly observed, eye-opening, and topical personal story. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation...