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Who Gets to be Smart (Bri Lee, A&U)

Released June 2021

Who Gets to be Smart opens with a walking tour of Oxford. Author Bri Lee is at the university to visit her friend, a freshly minted Rhodes Scholar. As the... Read more

A Paper Inheritance (Dymphna Stella Rees, UQP)

Released June 2021

Leslie Rees and Coralie Clarke Rees were a literary partnership, contemporaneous with two more famous Australian literary couples of the 20th century, Ruth Park and D’Arcy Niland, and Charmian Clift... Read more

As Beautiful As Any Other (Kaya Wilson, Picador)

Released May 2021

As Beautiful As Any Other is a joyous and thoughtful memoir–travelogue covering the terrains of both the body and the environment. Kaya Wilson's voice makes the reader feel immediately at... Read more

The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen (Krissy Kneen, Text)

Released May 2021

According to many writers, examining memory is a largely creative act. If so, then Krissy Kneen shows us in The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen that it is also an... Read more

Artificial Intimacy (Rob Brooks, NewSouth)

Released May 2021

According to evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks, the future holds an abundance of artificial intimacy. New sex technologies, from sex robots to virtual reality porn, will anticipate our every desire. So... Read more

The Shape of Sound (Fiona Murphy, Text)

Released April 2021

Just like any relationship, even our relationship with our own body can be fraught with difficulty and denial. Fiona Murphy kept her deafness secret for 25 years, compensating for her... Read more

No Document (Anwen Crawford, Giramondo)

Released April 2021

In this arresting book, Anwen Crawford reckons with the death of a close friend and comrade. Seeking a language suitable for grief, Crawford stitches together material from a wide range... Read more

Car Crash: A Memoir (Lech Blaine, Black Inc.)

Released April 2021

In 2009, 17-year-old Lech Blaine and six of his friends were driving home together in Toowoomba. The driver swerved and was hit by an oncoming car. Blaine, who was sitting... Read more

Return to Uluru (Mark McKenna, Black Inc.)

Released March 2021

‘Perspective is everything,’ writes historian Mark McKenna in Return to Uluru, his mesmeric history–true crime hybrid. When starting the book, McKenna expected to tell an expansive history of central Australia,... Read more

The Believer (Sarah Krasnostein, Text)

Released March 2021

The people who populate The Believer are remarkably different from one another. There are, among others, a convicted murderer, a ‘death doula’, paranormal investigators, and Christian researchers who have dedicated... Read more