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Books in the media this weekend 

24 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Believe in Me (Lucy Neave,...

Freya Blackwood on ‘The Boy and the Elephant’ 

21 September 2021
Freya Blackwood is a Greenaway Medallist and seven-time CBCA winner whose picture books are beloved for her warm and perceptive drawings. Her latest book, The Boy and the Elephant (HarperCollins, November) is a tender, wordless picture book...

Books in the media this weekend 

10 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. The Saturday Paper, 11 September Beautiful World, Where...

Monica McInerney recommends 

8 September 2021
I’ve been reading so many brilliant books by Australian authors in the past 18 months, but I’d like to shine a spotlight on two debut novelists I worked with through the Australian...

Books in the media this weekend: A new round-up 

3 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. The Saturday Paper, 4 September Always (Morris Gleitzman,...

Melbourne City of Lit meets Azil in Ljubljana

1 September 2021
In this series, run in partnership with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, we get to know some of the bookstores in the UNESCO Cities of Literature network.  Novi trg is one...

October reviews round-up 

1 September 2021
In October, highly anticipated new novels from Michelle de Kretser, Jennifer Down and Emily Bitto will be hitting bookshelves. From de Kretser is Scary Monsters, a novel in two parts...

Chelsea Watego on ‘Another Day in the Colony’  

1 September 2021
Chelsea Watego is an Indigenist health humanities scholar, prolific writer and public intellectual. Her debut essay collection Another Day in the Colony (UQP, November) examines the ongoing racism faced by...

Corey Tutt recommends 

18 August 2021
My dear friend Terri Janke has just released a book called True Tracks (UNSW Press), which features a number of friends and distant relatives. I loved it because IP in...

Corey Tutt on ‘The First Scientists’ 

18 August 2021
Kamilaroi STEM advocate and founder of Deadly Science Corey Tutt is the author of The First Scientists (illus by Blak Douglas, Hardie Grant, October), which explores early and contemporary First...

Jennifer Down on ‘Bodies of Light’

10 August 2021
Jennifer Down's third book Bodies of Light (Text, October) follows protagonist Maggie as she reluctantly revisits a past she's fought to keep buried. Reviewer Jacqui Davies says 'despite its bleak...

September reviews round-up 

4 August 2021
In August, our reviewers enjoyed several forthcoming novels exploring themes of change, identity and relationships from Max Easton, Amal Awad and Jacquie Byron. Easton’s The Magpie Wing paints a ‘moving...

Christmas in July: children’s and YA 

28 July 2021
Last week Books+Publishing brought you a round up of Australian publishers' top adult titles releasing time for Christmas 2021. Here are their children's and young adult picks. Picture books Scholastic’s...

Diana Reid on ‘Love & Virtue’ 

28 July 2021
Diana Reid's debut novel Love & Virtue (Ultimo, October) explores feminism, power and sex through the lives of two young women at an Australian university. Reviewer Georgia Brough calls Love &...

Christmas in July

21 July 2021
Books+Publishing rounds up Australian publishers' top local adult titles releasing in time for Christmas 2021. Literary highlights Hannah Kent’s hotly anticipated third novel Devotion (Picador, November), set in 19th-century South...

Annie Raser-Rowland on ‘Let’s Eat Weeds!’

20 July 2021
Annie Raser-Rowland is a Melbourne-based horticulturalist and artist. She is the co-author (with Adam Grubb) of Let's Eat Weeds (Scribble, September), a guidebook for young readers on which weeds are...

Max Easton on ‘The Magpie Wing’ 

14 July 2021
The Magpie Wing (Giramondo, September) is Max Easton's first book of fiction. Set in western Sydney, the novel follows the relationships between three young adults as they explore subcultures and identities. Reviewer...

Poppy Nwosu on ‘Road Tripping with Pearl Nash’

7 July 2021
Road Tripping with Pearl Nash (Wakefield, September) is Poppy Nwosu's third romantic novel for young adults. It follows protagonist Pearl Nash on a road trip during the summer holidays before...

August reviews round-up 

7 July 2021
Several highly regarded debut works of fiction coming in August feature millennial protagonists, including Allee Richards’ VPLA Unpublished Manuscript Prize–shortlisted Small Joys of Real Life, which reviewer Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen...