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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

Sold Down the River (Scott Hamilton & Stuart Kells, Text)

Released September 2021

Once upon a time, Australian farmers traded thousands of megalitres of water for something as simple as a slab of beer. Then the economic mood changed. The 1980s brought political leaders... Read more

An Insider’s Plague Year (Peter Doherty, MUP)

Released August 2021

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty is one of the most well placed individuals to write a walk-through of the past year and a half of pandemic life. A Nobel Prize-winning immunologist... Read more

Recipe for a Kinder Life (Annie Smithers, Thames & Hudson)

Released August 2021

If you’ve had the good fortune to dine at Trentham’s du Fermier, where much of the food served is grown on chef/owner Annie Smithers’s own property, Babbington Park, in the... Read more

Imaginative Possession: Learning to live in the Antipodes (Belinda Probert, Upswell)

Released August 2021

Thirty-five years after migrating to Australia from London, educator and social scientist Belinda Probert is still struggling to feel at home in a country that is so ancient and so... Read more

The First Time I Thought I Was Dying (Sarah Walker, UQP)

Released August 2021

This is an essay collection in which the most difficult and abject parts of being a human in a body are examined with full and unflinching frankness, from our unacknowledged... Read more

Muddy People (Sara El Sayed, Black Inc.)

Released August 2021

With elegant lyricism, compelling urgency and a dark sense of humour, Muddy People by Sara El Sayed is an impressive debut memoir from the young Egyptian–Australian writer. El Sayed’s work... Read more

Daughter of the River Country (Dianne O’Brien with Sue Williams, Echo)

Released July 2021

This book isn’t always an easy one to read, but it is certainly worthwhile. Dianne O’Brien’s memoir takes us through death, abuse, imprisonment and trauma of many different kinds. As... Read more

The Mother Wound (Amani Haydar, Macmillan)

Released July 2021

Like her own mother before her, Amani Haydar lost her mother young. In 2006 Haydar’s grandmother was killed in the 2006 Israeli–Lebanese conflict. In 2015 Haydar’s mother was murdered by... Read more