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The Newcomer (Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Scribe)

Released July 2021

Paulina Novak is a bad-girl bogan archetype in early 2000s Sydney. Stuck in a rut, she moves on a whim to Fairfolk Island, a fictional Pacific island known as a... 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 Rabbits (Sophie Overett, Vintage)

Released July 2021

The Rabbits is a tense suburban drama that probes the limits of family bonds and human potential. Sophie Overett, who won the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize for the manuscript, has... Read more

Catch Us the Foxes (Nicola West, S&S)

Released July 2021

Marlowe ‘Lo’ Robertson is an ambitious young journalist given the job of covering the annual show for the local paper. When Lo discovers the body of her friend, reigning showgirl... Read more

The Nordic Edge: Policy possibilities for Australia (ed by Andrew Scott & Rod Campbell, MUP)

Released July 2021

What can Australia learn from Nordic countries Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland? Quite a lot, according to editors Andrew Scott and Rod Campbell. Marshalling an array of Australian and... Read more

Henry Hamlet’s Heart (Rhiannon Wilde, UQP)

Released July 2021

Henry Hamlet lives in his head, and his head is full of worries—will he ever get a girlfriend and lose his virginity? Will he pass his year 12 exams? What... Read more

The Story of Australia: For the young (and the curious) (Don Watson, Black Inc.)

Released July 2021

After being out of print for 20 years, Don Watson’s The Story of Australia has been given a new life, a new target demographic and a new subtitle. Now targeted... Read more

The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp (Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston, EK Books)

Released July 2021

The title of this picture book is a bit of a mouthful, but it is rather apt because there is a lot going on in the mind of young Bowen... Read more

The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the great Australian dissent (Gideon Haigh, Scribner)

Released July 2021

If Herbert Vere 'Doc' Evatt is thought of at all today, it’s usually in terms of his nearly decade-long failure as Labor leader to combat Menzies’s conservative stranglehold. Gideon Haigh... Read more

The Shut Ins (Katherine Brabon, A&U)

Released July 2021

When Mai Takeda runs into an old acquaintance at a train station in Nagoya, it begins a narrative that weaves the lives of four people together in unexpected ways. Mai,... Read more