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Devotion (Hannah Kent, Picador)  

Released November 2021

When Hanne meets Thea, her life suddenly makes sense. They live in Kay, a tight-knit community of devout Lutherans who have been shunned for their beliefs. Both girls, on the... Read more

Danged Black Thing (Eugen Bacon, Transit Lounge) 

Released November 2021

Lyrical, rich, oftentimes dark and sometimes hopeful, Danged Black Thing is a speculative fiction collection that takes the reader on a journey from Africa to Australia. The cities and villages the stories are set... Read more

Skimming Stones (Maria Papas, Fremantle Press) 

Released November 2021

Thrombolites—living rocks made from microbes—exist in only a few places on Earth, including Lake Clifton, south of Perth. Here, the thrombolites are thousands of years old and incredibly fragile. This... Read more

Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales (ed by Poppy Nwosu, Wakefield Press) 

Released November 2021

To the library of #LoveOzYA anthologies (Begin, End, Begin; Meet Me at the Intersection; Underdog; Kindred) comes Hometown Haunts, a new collection featuring 12 short stories and two graphic novels united... Read more

The Younger Wife (Sally Hepworth, Macmillan) 

Released November 2021

Readers won’t be shocked to learn that Sally Hepworth’s new novel The Younger Wife features a May–December romance between a younger woman and an older man, and the effects the relationship has... Read more

The Dogs (John Hughes, Upswell) 

Released October 2021

John Hughes, whose last book No One was shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin, grapples with the idea of whether it is possible to ever truly know another person in... Read more

She’s a Killer (Kirsten McDougall, VUP)

Released October 2021

This fun, dark-comedy thriller is led by one of the most memorable characters I’ve encountered in recent contemporary fiction. Alice is in her late 30s, a near-genius (IQ: 159) content to waste her life away in a... Read more

Wild Abandon (Emily Bitto, A&U)  

Released October 2021

Emily Bitto’s second novel paints a portrait of a young man as he grapples with love, relationships and his place in the world. In the spring of 2011 Will finds... Read more

Permafrost (S J Norman, UQP) 

Released October 2021

Permafrost is a decadent, artistic delight, full of sensory pleasure for the reader. S J Norman, a visual and performance artist who won the inaugural Kill Your Darlings Manuscript Award with this collection, makes a... Read more

Bodies of Light (Jennifer Down, Text) 

Released October 2021

Bodies of Light is Jennifer Down’s third book and her best yet. It begins with fierce, ageing Maggie (now living in the US under a new identity) being prompted to revisit... Read more