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One Hundred Days (Alice Pung, Black Inc.)

Released June 2021

Is there a right way to love? Karuna feels suffocated by her mother—and her entrapment multiplies when her dad leaves and she’s forced to move away from private school and... Read more

Echolalia (Briohny Doyle, Vintage)

Released June 2021

Echolalia, Briohny Doyle's skilful second novel, concerns a family on the verge of disintegration. Skipping elegantly between chapters set before and after a traumatic event that changes the family irrevocably,... Read more

Gunk Baby (Jamie Marina Lau, Hachette)

Released May 2021

Leen has opened up a massage and ear cleaning studio in the suburban wastelands of Par Mars. Her shop is housed in the second-best shopping mall in the district—Topic Heights.... Read more

Dear Ibis (Kate Liston-Mills, Spineless Wonders)

Released June 2021

From the author of The Waterfowl Are Drunk! comes an elegant and moving collection of short fiction set principally in New South Wales. With stories taking place against the backdrop... Read more

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) (Anita Heiss, S&S)

Released May 2021

Exploring themes of family, belonging, courage, equality and heartache, this important new historical novel from Anita Heiss raises awareness of First Nations perspectives on the early days of white settlement... Read more

Monster (Ashleigh Synnott, Puncher & Wattmann)

Released May 2021

Monster is a collection of dark, finely written short stories by debut author Ashleigh Synnott. The stories are peopled with eccentric, predominantly female characters living atomised, often isolated lives. Mental... Read more

Before You Knew My Name (Jacqueline Bublitz, A&U)

Released May 2021

We know the phrase from books, from crime shows, from the news: ‘The body was found by a jogger.’ Someone is murdered and somebody else finds them, while just going... Read more

Flock: First Nations stories then and now (ed by Ellen van Neerven, UQP)

Released May 2021

Flock is a far-roaming collection of short fiction showcasing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. The 20 stories are by a mix of established luminaries and emerging... Read more

The Little Boat on Trusting Lane (Mel Hall, Fremantle Press)

Released May 2021

In this debut novel set in an exaggerated version of the alternative wellness industry, Richard, an ageing wellness guru, runs his alternative healing centre from a rundown houseboat in the... Read more

Spring Clean for the Peach Queen (Sasha Wasley, Pantera)

Released April 2021

Sasha Wasley’s latest novel marries small-town fiction and Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in a gentle exploration of what really matters. After her boyfriend dies of an... Read more