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Midnight at the Library (Ursula Dubosarsky illus by Ron Brooks, NLA)

4 October 2018
This outstanding book by two acclaimed Australian creators is thought-provoking and informative. Ursula Dubosarsky’s text, combined with Ron Brooks’ illustrations, refers to the fascinating story of books—how they are created, preserved and connected...

Liberty (Nikki McWatters, UQP)

4 October 2018
Three women, three centuries, three threats against freedom: Australian author Nikki McWatters’ new YA novel is an ambitious and timely exploration of power, politics and the sisterhood. In 1472 France,...

Any Ordinary Day (Leigh Sales, Hamish Hamilton) 

29 August 2018
In her third book, Leigh Sales explores—with great clarity and intelligence—how tragedy and loss can affect people. In doing so, she confronts some of the most profound questions about being...

Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador) 

24 August 2018
More than a decade after The Book Thief, Markus Zusak returns with an evocative, compassionate and exquisitely composed coming-of-age story about family, love, tragedy, and forgiveness. Narrated by Matthew, the...

Night Walk (Alison Binks, Berbay)

24 August 2018
This second picture book from Melbourne artist Alison Binks will appeal to gentle souls. In Night Walk, a young boy named Caspar enjoys a night-time adventure while camping with his...

Tales from the Inner City (Shaun Tan, A&U)

24 August 2018
This extraordinary companion to Shaun Tan’s 2008 book Tales from Outer Suburbia taps into our subconscious, our ancient primitive longings, and our need for love, acceptance and understanding. In this...

The Rift (Rachael Craw, Walker Books)

24 August 2018
Meg is on her way back to Black Water Island after a long absence. Black Water Island is the home of the Rift, a tear between our dimension and another,...

Lenny’s Book of Everything (Karen Foxlee, A&U)

24 August 2018
Anticipation for Karen Foxlee’s new novel is sky-high given her recent gem A Most Magical Girl. Rest assured, Lenny’s Book of Everything will exceed all expectations. Lenny’s younger brother Davey...

The Adventures of Catvinkle (Elliot Perlman, Puffin)

2 August 2018
It’s hard to imagine that a book for children by two-time Miles Franklin-shortlisted author Elliot Perlman would be anything less than wonderful. Perlman was apparently inspired by a cat lying...

The Girl Who Fell (Violet Grace, Nero)

2 August 2018
Written by husband-and-wife team Kasey Edwards and Christopher Scanlon, The Girl Who Fell is the first book in a new urban fantasy trilogy. Misfit, social outcast, and orphan with a mysterious...

The Bus on Thursday (Shirley Barrett, A&U) 

26 July 2018
Eleanor Mellett, a young woman recovering from breast cancer and a relationship break-up, retreats to a small country town in New South Wales to restart her life and career. But...

The Killing of Louisa (Janet Lee, UQP) 

26 July 2018
Winner of the Emerging Writer Manuscript Award at the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards, Janet Lee’s novel The Killing of Louisa is a cleverly written fictional retelling of Louisa Collins’ conviction in 1888...

Speaking Up (Gillian Triggs, MUP) 

26 July 2018
A self-described ‘conservative lawyer’ of nearly 50 years, Gillian Triggs attracted a barrage of criticism from right-wing politicians and media during her tenure as president of the Australian Human Rights...

Boys Will Be Boys (Clementine Ford, A&U) 

26 July 2018
In Boys Will Be Boys, a follow-up to her bestselling debut Fight Like a Girl, Clementine Ford takes a new angle on gender relations. Inspired by the birth of her son, Ford unpacks the...

Misfits & Me (Mandy Sayer, NewSouth) 

26 July 2018
Mandy Sayer’s first collection of nonfiction is primarily interested in Australians who have fallen through the cracks in society, whether due to mental illness, poverty, substance abuse, the disempowerment of...

Blakwork (Alison Wittaker, Magabala) 

26 July 2018
Alison Whittaker’s second book, Blakwork is a bold mix of poetry, micro-fiction, memoir and critique, and a follow-up to her award-wining debut poetry collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire. A Gomeroi woman and Fulbright scholar,...

Cedar Valley (Holly Throsby, A&U) 

26 July 2018
On the first day of summer in 1993, Benny Miller arrives in Cedar Valley. She’s been invited, following the death of her mother, to stay at a cottage owned by...

The Valley (Steve Hawke, Fremantle Press) 

25 July 2018
Steve Hawke’s first foray into adult fiction, The Valley, is a tender and sensitive novel set in the Kimberley, a place the author lived and worked for many years and knows well....

 

 

 

 

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