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Factory 19 (Dennis Glover, Black Inc.)

Released November 2020

Dennis Glover’s second novel, an intriguing potential unveiling of our very near future, is crafted with a light touch and a satirical sense of humour. Factory 19 is a reflection... Read more

The Fifth Season (Philip Salom, Transit Lounge)

Released November 2020

Philip Salom has twice been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, and The Fifth Season will attract serious readers as a result. But this is not a book for everyone; its... Read more

Lucky’s (Andrew Pippos, Picador)

Released November 2020

2002: Emily steps off the plane in Sydney, still reeling from an unexpected marriage breakdown. She’s here to write an article for the New Yorker about Lucky’s, a once-beloved mid-century... Read more

Infinite Splendours (Sofie Laguna, A&U)

Released November 2020

Miles Franklin–winner Sofie Laguna’s fourth novel tells the story of Lawrence, a boy from a small western Victorian town near the Southern Grampians mountain range. Lawrence has a special, spiritual... Read more

Rural Dreams (Margaret Hickey, MidnightSun)

Released October 2020

Rural Dreams, like its name implies, is a short story collection deeply rooted in country Australia. Reading it you can practically smell the dry grass, eucalyptus and stale pub carpet.... Read more

All Our Shimmering Skies (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)

Released October 2020

Backdropped by the 1942 bombing of Darwin, Trent Dalton’s All Our Shimmering Skies is a macabre, dreamlike fable interrogating greed and intergenerational trauma. At the age of seven, gravedigger girl... Read more

It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake (Claire Christian, Text)

Released October 2020

Claire Christian’s first adult novel is billed as a contemporary romantic comedy and while there is a delicious romance plot, the true love story is between the eponymous protagonist and... Read more

Death Leaves the Station (Alexander Thorpe, Fremantle Press)

Released October 2020

In 1927 at Halfwell Station in regional WA, the station owner’s daughter, Ana, discovers a body in the nearby desert. At around the same time, a nameless friar arrives at... Read more

Poly (Paul Dalgarno, Ventura)

Released September 2020

Spouses Chris and Sarah are trying something new—after years without sex, but still in love and keen to remain a family unit, they’ve agreed to see other people. The confident,... Read more

Dreams They Forgot (Emma Ashmere, Wakefield)

Released September 2020

The tagline on the title page of Emma Ashmere’s Dreams They Forgot is ‘stories of illusion, deception and quiet rebellion’. This is an apt description of the 25 stories that... Read more