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Into the Rip (Damien Cave, Scribner)

Released October 2021

Damien Cave’s Into the Rip considers how we calculate and cope with risk in Australia. As the first bureau chief of the New York Times Australian outpost, Cave leverages his journalistic point... Read more

The Curlew’s Eye (Karen Manton, A&U) 

Released September 2021

A poisoned dam, a crumbling abandoned homestead, encounters with a mysterious girl and the pull of a haunting landscape are all woven together in this literary Australian Gothic debut from Karen Manton.... Read more

Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo) 

Released October 2021

Two young women. An elite residential college. Michaela and Eve are fundamentally different: Michaela is a reserved scholarship student, while Eve, an outgoing envelope-pusher, is brash, bold and beautiful. Despite... Read more

In Moonland (Miles Allinson, Scribe)

Released September 2021

Miles Allinson’s accomplished second novel—the follow-up to his moving and deeply personal 2015 debut Fever of Animals—is an ambitious and gripping story of parenthood, utopias and environmental collapse, told across several interconnected narratives. The narrator of... Read more

New Australian Fiction 2021 (ed by Rebecca Starford, Kill Your Darlings)

Released September 2021

Kill Your Darlings’ third annual short fiction anthology, New Australian Fiction 2021, brims with stories—by diverse authors both emerging and established—that traverse a wide array of topics. These stories probe... Read more

Believe in Me (Lucy Neave, UQP)

Released September 2021

Bet is a Sydney-based veterinarian raised in Adelaide by her single mother, Sarah. When Bet starts questioning her gender, identity and place in the world, she begins to put together the... Read more

My Friend Fox (Heidi Everett, Ultimo Press) 

Released September 2021

This memoir from mental health recovery advocate Heidi Everett is a thoroughly real and stunningly evocative retelling of her life as a person with diagnosed mental illness. Everett tells the... Read more

The Magpie Wing (Max Easton, Giramondo) 

Released September 2021

Max Easton’s The Magpie Wing is a moving portrait of a city and region undergoing enormous change, told through the perspectives of three unique, sympathetic and vulnerable characters. The book... Read more

Private Prosecution (Lisa Ellery, Fremantle Press) 

Released September 2021

Lawyer-turned-writer Lisa Ellery uses her knowledge and experience in the legal sector to round out detailed judicial proceedings in her debut thriller, building a believable foundation for the tense drama... Read more

how to make a basket (Jazz Money, UQP)

Released September 2021

‘don’t forget this place / where life begins / tell it to the bubs to pass onto theirs / when strangers come / when other trees fall’ Jazz Money writes... Read more