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The Comedienne’s Guide To Pride (Hayli Thomson, HarperCollins) 

Released June 2022

The only phrase you’ll need to get this debut into the hands of avid YA readers will be ‘Sapphic rom-com’—but there’s a lot more to this novel that will capture... Read more

Open Your Heart to Country (Jasmine Seymour, Magabala) 

Released June 2022

Open Your Heart to Country is the stunning fourth picture book from Dharug woman and award-winning author/illustrator Jasmine Seymour. It’s a story of welcome and belonging told in two languages,... Read more

Black River (Matthew Spencer, A&U)

Released June 2022

He’s been dubbed the Blue Moon Killer: someone who has been killing young women along Sydney’s Parramatta River whenever the moon is full. Sydney is on edge, and the cops,... Read more

The Making of Her (Bernadette Jiwa, Bantam)

Released June 2022

The Making of Her is a historical family drama that immediately conjures the sense of a time not so long ago. Spanning the 1960s to the 1990s, this cross between... Read more

Hard Joy: Life and writing (Susan Varga, Upswell)

Released June 2022

Susan Varga spent the first half of her life having affairs with inappropriate men, including some of the older leading lights of the libertarian Sydney Push. At the same time,... Read more

Daughters of Durga: Dowries, gender violence and family in Australia (Manjula Datta O’Connor, MUP) 

Released June 2022

With Daughters of Durga, author, psychiatrist and campaigner Manjula Datta O'Connor has written an impassioned and empathetic treatise on the abuses of a patriarchal system. It may surprise readers to... Read more

Horse (Geraldine Brooks, Hachette) 

Released June 2022

Four decades after covering horse racing as a cadet reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald, award-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks has returned to the track. Her latest book is based on... Read more

A Feather on a Wing (Maria Speyer, UQP) 

Released June 2022

The darkness of night is a common fear for many children trying to get to sleep after lights-out. The dark can make you feel alone and separated from everyone, even... Read more

When Only One (Meg Gatland-Veness, Pantera) 

Released June 2022

Everything changes when Sam’s one-time best friend Emily appears outside his window for the first time in five years. He knows why she’s back and it isn’t good. The story... Read more

Our Members Be Unlimited (Sam Wallman, Scribe) 

Released June 2022

Unionism is about more than your rights at work. It is something greater even than a form of politics at the point of production: union struggle is composed of those... Read more