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Holly Throsby, A&U, October 2016, reviewed by Carody Culver x

It’s fitting that a reviewer once described Australian musician Holly Throsby as ‘a songstress with [the] literary depth of a novelist’, because Throsby is now... Read more


On tour: Lionel Shriver x

US author Lionel Shriver’s latest book, The Mandibles (HarperCollins), follows a family in the near future as they contend with the ruin of their fortunes... Read more


On tour: Angela Flournoy x

Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House (Black Inc.) is a sprawling domestic drama that tells the story of Detroit through the generations of one family. She... Read more


On tour: Chris Cleave x

Irish author Chris Cleave’s Everyone Brave is Forgiven (Sceptre) weaves a little-known segment of history during Blitz-torn London with a love story that draws on... Read more


On tour: Lev Grossman x

Author of the ‘Magicians’ trilogy (Arrow) Lev Grossman is visiting the Melbourne Writers Festival and Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas in August and September. What... Read more


Looking for a fair fight: Clementine Ford on ‘Fight Like a Girl’

Clementine Ford’s debut Fight Like a Girl (A&U, October) is an examination of ‘what it means to be a girl in the world today’, fuelled... Read more


Border disputes: Meredith Jaffé on ‘The Fence’ x

Meredith Jaffé’s examination of neighbourhood divisions in her debut The Fence (Macmillan, September) makes for an ‘engaging and satirical novel’ that ‘explores a range of... Read more


Key change: Holly Throsby on ‘Goodwood’ x

Set around the disappearance of two people in the fictional small town of Goodwood, musician Holly Throsby’s debut novel ‘hits all the right notes’, writes... Read more



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