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Grounded (Alisa Bryce, Text)

Released August 2022

Considering that we are such very clever land-based mammals it’s puzzling how little most of us know about soil—upon which we live, from which we (probably) come, and unto which... Read more

Marlo (Jay Carmichael, Scribe)

Released August 2022

After previous success with Ironbark, a novel that wrestled with the coming of age of a gay man in rural Australia, Jay Carmichael turns his attention once again to queer... Read more

The Unbelieved (Vikki Petraitis, A&U)

Released August 2022

Having already collected Allen & Unwin's in-house crime fiction prize, The Unbelieved is set to launch with a splash as Vikki Petraitis gathers her considerable storytelling experience into an impressive... Read more

Hydra (Adriane Howell, Transit Lounge)

Released August 2022

Adriane Howell’s debut novel Hydra is unsettling and dreamlike. In its folds, the strange and unflinching Anja becomes the reader’s friend—because we’re privy to her thoughts, because she tolerates our... Read more

Electric and Mad and Brave (Tom Pitts, Picador)

Released August 2022

In Tom Pitts’ debut novel, 28-year-old Matt slogs through painful memories while living in a mental health facility. The story of why he is unwell unfolds through diary entries, which... Read more

Faithless (Alice Nelson, Vintage)

Released August 2022

Alice Nelson’s Faithless is an astonishing novel that unfolds as a love letter from protagonist Cressida to her all-consuming love, Max. In the beginning, Cressida is looking after a young... Read more

Everything Feels Like the End of the World (Else Fitzgerald, A&U)

Released August 2022

In Everything Feels Like the End of the World, Else Fitzgerald lays bare our simmering anxieties around an uncertain future. The reader is walked through a speculative Australia transformed by... Read more

Ninni Yabini (Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, illus by Tyrown Waigana, Fremantle Press)

Released August 2022

Ninni Yabini is a new picture book collaboration between author, research academic and community development practitioner Cheryl Kickett-Tucker and multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer Tyrown Waigana. A celebration of family... Read more

Wild Bush Days (Penny Harrison, illus by Virginia Gray, MidnightSun)

Released August 2022

Wild Bush Days is an illustrated account of two young explorers who go on a journey to find the hiding spot of infamous female outlaw Jessie Hickmans. A real-life historical... Read more

A Recipe for Family (Tori Haschka, S&S)

Released August 2022

A Recipe For Family is food writer Tori Haschka’s second novel. It brims with beautiful descriptions of food and the role that it plays in our lives. Each chapter heading,... Read more