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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
Melina Marchetta, Viking, September 2016, reviewed by Fiona Hardy x

Outside Calais, a bomb tears apart a bus full of international teenage students. The uninjured include British ex-Chief Inspector Bish Ortley’s daughter Bee and 17-year-old... Read more



On tour: Meg Rosoff x

YA author Meg Rosoff will be appearing at Melbourne and Brisbane writers’ festivals in August and September to discuss her first novel for adults, Jonathan... Read more



Character building: Melina Marchetta on ‘Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil’ x

Melina Marchetta’s Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil (Viking, September) is ‘an electrifying contemporary detective thriller’ that ‘explores Europe’s simmering anti-Muslim sentiments’ in the aftermath... Read more


Obsessive impulsive: Maurilia Meehan on ‘5 Ways to be Famous Now’ x

Set on a cruise ship headed for Antarctica, Maurilia Meehan’s satirical novel 5 Ways to be Famous Now (Transit Lounge, September) is a ‘delightfully wicked... Read more



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