New releases

The following is a draft calendar of books to be released during 2017. If you (author/publisher) have a book coming out in 2017 that’s not listed, please fill out the form below.* If you have updated information about a book already listed, e.g. publication date or book blurb link, please re-enter your details in the form.

January

  • Angel, Libby, Trapeze Act (Text) – debut fiction
  • Bloomer, Rebecca, Unearthly (Odyssey Books)
  • Boston, Claire, Place to Belong (Bantilly Publishing) – contemporary adult general fiction (commercial), set in Houston, Texas, USA; Claire was nominated for an Australian Romance Readers Award as Favourite New Romance Author in 2014.
    Carnevale, Vanessa, The Florentine Bridge (MIRA)
  • Dyer, Thoraiya, Crossroads of Canopy (Macmillan US)
  • Gossow, Kathryn, Cassandra (Odyssey Books)
  • Hamstead, Katie, Brownlow Baby (Soul Mate Publishing)
  • Jacobs, Anna, Gifts For Our Time (Hodder & Stoughton) – Book 4 Rivenshaw series
  • James, Wendy, The Golden Child (HarperCollins)
  • Janu, Penelope, In At the Deep End (MIRA) – general adult fiction (commercial), set in Antarctica and Australia
  • Kopievsky, Mikhaeyla, Resistance (Divided Elements #1) (via KYRIJA Publishing) – speculative fiction set in Paris in the future.
  • Maguire, Dianne, Things We Cannot See (Harper Collins Impulse) – ebook
  • Mundy, Maggie, Random Meeting (Evernight Press)
  • Sams, Lauren, Crazy Busy Guilty (Nero)
  • Taylor, Rebe. Into the Heart of Tasmania (Melbourne University Press) – history/nonfiction. Into the Heart of Tasmania explores the story of Ernest Westlake who, in 1908, journeyed around Tasmania and collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools. “One man’s ambition to rewrite the history of human culture inspires an exploration of the controversy stirred by Tasmanian Aboriginal history.” Dr Rebe Taylor specialises in the history of anthropology and archaeology in Tasmania.
  • Taylor, Virginia, Wenna (Kensington)
  • Thomson, Glenna, Blueberry (PRH) – debut fiction
  • Tremaine, Avril, Now You’re Mine (PRH) – general commercial contemporary fiction, set in Abu Dhabi and Boston. A “super sexy cross cultural romance” which grew out of Avril’s experience living and working in the United Arab Emirates. Avril “wanted to give readers a sense of the magic of the desert and the poetry of its people.” Avril has been writing full time since 2013 when she simultaneously won one global romance competition and was a top 10 finalist in another. She has since published seven contemporary romances with Penguin Random House and Harlequin.

February

  • Austin, Cassandra, All Fall Down (PRH) – general fiction
  • Callen, Alissa, The Long Paddock (MIRA) – contemporary adult general fiction (commercial), set in rural NSW
  • Clarkson, Rebeka, Barking Dogs (Affirm Press) – contemporary literary general fiction set in Mt Barker, South Australia. Rebekah Clarkson’s award-winning short stories have been published widely, most recently in Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, Australian Book Review and Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Women (Black Inc.). Her stories have been recognised in major awards in Australia and overseas, including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Fish Publishing Short Story Prize and Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open. She has a BA in Aboriginal Studies and an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide.
  • Eades, Quinn, Rallying  (UWAP) – poetry. Rallying was written alongside Quinn Eades’s first book, all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, and before he began transitioning from female to male.
  • Fealey, Susan, Flute of Milk (UWAP) – poetry. Flute of Milk is Susan Fealy’s first full-length collection of poems after years of publication in Australian and US journals and anthologies.
  • Field, Nicole. The Last American Hero. “In the aftermath of the accident that revealed his identity, famous superhero Captain Hart has gone missing. His best friend Bruce waits anxiously for any sign of him, any clue as to where Leo Hart might have gone—even though he knows full well he’s not the only one looking, and that it might be best for Leo to stay gone. Then Leo returns, and Bruce starts to wonder whether it will be the good thing he expected it to be.” Nicole writes across the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. She lives in Melbourne with her fiancee, two cats, and a bottomless cup of tea. She likes candles, incense and Gilmore Girls. She can be found on Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr.
  • Fox, Candice, Crimson Lake (PRH) – ‘crime and thrills’
  • Gardiner, Kelly, 1917 (Scholastic) – 1917 is the fourth novel in Scholastic’s Australia’s Great War series for young readers. Kelly’s books include the young adult novels Act of Faith and The Sultan’s Eyes, both of which were shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and CBCA Notable Books. Act of Faith was shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award and Highly Commended in the Barbara Jefferis Award. The Sultan’s Eyes was selected by the International Youth Library for its White Ravens list of the world’s most important YA novels of 2014. Her ‘Swashbuckler’ trilogy of pirate adventures for young readers included Ocean Without End, a Storylines New Zealand’s Notable Book. Kelly’s most recent book was Goddess, a novel for adults based on the life of the seventeenth century French swordswoman, cross-dresser and opera singer, Mademoiselle de Maupin. She is also the co-host of Unladylike, a podcast about women and writing.
  • Gill, Tamara. Only a Duke Will Do (To Marry a Rogue) (Entangled: Select Historical) – historical fiction, set in early 19th-century London.
  • Giorgi, Kyra, The Circle and the Equator (UWAP) – short story collection debut
  • Goldbloom, Goldie, Gwen (Fremantle Press) – ‘novel inspired by historical character’, about the artist Gwen John.
  • Heyman, Kathryn, Storm and Grace (Allen & Unwin) – ‘literary thriller’
  • Hurley-Moore, Nicole, Country Roads (Allen & Unwin)
  • Husk, Shona, Lady of Silver (Lyrical) – Blood and Silver book 1; paranormal romance set in Perth, WA.
  • Jacobs, Anna, A Stranger in Honeyfield (Allison & Busby)
  • Joy, Amanda, Snake Like Charms (UWAP) – poetry. Amanda Joy is a poet from the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia.
  • Laurie, Meshel, Buddhism for Break-ups (Nero)
  • Lyonns, Kelly, The Soldier’s Woman (Atlas Productions) – historical fiction, set in Portugal, 1810
  • McAlister, Jodi, Valentine (PRH) – YA
  • McDermott, Lynette, Perseverance – Book 2 of the Garth Trilogy – self-published
  • New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham edited by Nathanael O’Reilly (UWAP) – London-born, brought up in Brisbane, Australia; pseudonym of Edith Alice Mary Harper (1883-1947).
  • Saftich, Michelle, Wanderers No More (Odyssey Books)
  • Taste of Romance (Melbourne Romance Writers Guild)
  • Vaile, Sany, Combatting Fear (Crimson Romance) – contemporary suspense/thriller, set in South Australia.
  • Walker-Smith, G J., Silk Queen – #7 of Wishes series

March

  • Andrews, Karen, On The Many Shapes Bodies Will Take (Miscellaneous Press) – poetry; publication after a successful Pozible campaign
  • Appleyard, Meredith, No Job For a Girl (PRH)
  • Bloomer, Rebecca, Willow Harrington (Odyssey Books)
  • Brear, AnneMarie. Nicola’s Virtue (Knox Robinson Publishing) – historical fiction set in NSW in 1867.
  • Burrows, Deborah, Ambulance Girls (PRH) – historical fiction. The book is the first of a trilogy dealing with three young women in the same Auxiliary Ambulance station during the London Blitz of 1940/41. The heroine of the first is an Australian girl from WA. BUrrows has published three novels previously with Pan Macmillan Australia: A Stranger in my Street (2012), Taking a Chance (2013) and A Time of Secrets (2015).
  • Capp, Fiona, To Know My Crime (Fourth Estate) – ‘literary thriller’
  • Cooper, Tea, The Currency Lass (MIRA)
  • Dahlia, Renee, To Charm a Bluestocking (Escape)
  • Farr, Tracy, The Hope Fault (Fremantle Press) – general fiction (literary, contemporary with a twist; set (mostly) in south-west Western Australia, in fictional town of Cassetown, Geologue Bay – somewhere not too far from Dunsborough. Tracy is a Melbourne-born, Perth-raised writer who lives in New Zealand. Her debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (Fremantle Press, 2013) was shortlisted in 2014 for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award. It was published in the UK and US (Aardvark Bureau) in 2016. The Hope Fault is Tracy’s second novel; it’s about family and its complications. Myfanwy Jones (Leap), quoted on the cover of The Hope Fault: “This intricately stitched story, with its exquisite patterns and refrains, casts a spell over the reader. I wanted to stay wrapped in that house by the sea with its flawed family making magic and meaning from the vagaries of the weather, the landscape, and their own hearts.” New Zealand writer Anna Smaill (The Chimes) wrote: “Brilliantly captures both the prickly detail and the slow geological shifts of family life. It is an intricate, intimate novel – and utterly humane.”
  • Hamstead, Kate, Myths of Mish (Curiosity Quills Press) – Book 2 of Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles
  • Johnson, Heather Taylor, Jean Harley Was Here (UQP)
  • Kneen, Krissy, An Uncertain Grace (Text) General adult fiction – literary, set in Australian, setting: from now till 130 years in the future; Krissy has been a winner of the Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry; shortlisted for QLD Literary Awards; shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards; winner of the QLD Writers Fellowship 2015
  • Lester, Natasha. Her Mother’s Secret. (Hachette) – historical fiction, set in England and New York city, 1918-1939.
  • Lowe, Fiona, Daughter of Mine (MIRA) – General contemporary fiction (commercial), set in Western Dictrict of Victoria, Australia. Lower is a recipient of the USA RITA award, the Australian RuBY award, and Publishers Weekly starred reviews. “Fiona’s books are set in small country towns and feature real people facing tough choices, and explore how family ties impact on their decision.” (supplied by author)
  • Rawson, Jane, From the Wreck (Transit Lounge) – ‘novel inspired by historical character’
  • Sparks, Cat, Lotus Blue (Skyhorse – Talos Press) – speculative fiction set in far future Australia. Note: Cat has received a total of nineteen Aurealis and Ditmar awards for writing, editing and art including the Peter McNamara Conveners Award 2004, for services to Australia’s speculative fiction industry. She was the convenor of the Aurealis Awards horror division in 2006, a judge in the anthologies and collected work category in 2009 and the short SF division in 2013. Her short story collection The Bride Price was published by Ticonderoga Publications in May, 2013. The book was nominated for an Aurealis Award and won the Ditmar for Best Collected Work in 2014.
  • Thompson, Karenlee, Flame Tip (Hybrid Publishers) – short story collection. Karenlee was a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize for 2015 and 2016 and made the 2016 Big Issue Fiction edition. Flame Tip: released 1 March.
  • Tozer, Gabrielle. Remind Me How This Ends (HarperCollins) – ‘A coming-of-age boy-meets-girl-again YA novel exploring grief, feeling stuck at the crossroads and the blurry line between friendship and love. Gabrielle Tozer is the internationally published and award-winning author of The Intern, Faking It and the forthcoming picture book, Peas and Quiet.’
  • Woolfe, Sue, Do You Love Me or What? (Simon & Schuster) – short story collection

April

  • Black, Prudence. Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather: The Era of the Australian Airline Hostess  – other nonfiction. Dr Prudence Black completed her PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in 2009. The research formed the basis for the award-winning book The Flight Attendant’s Shoe (NewSouth Books 2011) which is a design and cultural history that uses the flight attendants’ uniforms to chart the links between the Australian fashion and textile industry and versions of Australian nationalism, militarism, cosmopolitanism, and the corporate world. In 2012 Prudence was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for, ‘A Modern Profession: The Australian Flight Hostess 1936 to 1984’ and Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather: The Era of the Australian Airline Hostess (University of Western Australia Press 2017) is a result of this project.
  • Denman, Carolyn. Sanguine (Odyssey Books)
  • Foster, Sara. The Hidden Hours (Simon & Schuster) – ‘literary thriller’
  • Goodin, Laura E. Mud and Glass (Odyssey Books)
  • Hart, Pamela, A Letter from Italy (Hachette)
  • Kelly, Vivienne. The Starlings (Text)
  • Martyn, Isolde. Troubadour (Harlequin MIRA Australia) – historical fiction set in medieval England and France. ‘Best First Novel 2000’ Romance Writers of America ‘Romantic Novel of the Year Award’, 1999 and 2001, Romance Writers of Australia Society of Women Writers (NSW) Fiction Award 2016 –Third place
  • McDonald, Fleur, Missing Pieces of Us
  • Noni, Lynette, Draekora (Pantera Press)
  • Price, Leigh. The River Sings (HarperCollins/Fourth Estate) – Adult general fiction – literary, set in London/Sydney 1800-1838. Also by this author, The Bird’s Child (Fourth Estate, 2015)
  • Schmidt, Sarah. See What I Have Done (Hachette) – about the Lizzie Borden murder case – debut fiction
  • Shorten, Chloe, Take Heart: A Story for Modern Stepfamilies (MUP) – nonfiction
  • Sloan, Tamar. Prophecy Awakened  (Clean Reads Publio) – Young Adult contemporary general fiction (commercial), set in an Australian coastal town; Prophecy Awakened, the first in the Prime Prophecy series, won the Romance Writers of Australia First Kiss Competition (2015) and finalised in the US Molly Competition ( 2015). Tamar’s upcoming YA contemporary romance, Make it Count, recently came second in the Romance Writers of Australia “Ripping Start” competition (2016).
  • Soraghan, Kerrie. The Mighty West: The Bulldogs’ Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes (Nero)
  • Taylor, Virginia, Sets Appeal (Kinsington Books) – contemporary romance set in South Australia.
  • Wallace, Sandi. Dead Again (Atlas Productions) – adult contemporary crime fiction; setting: “The primary setting for Dead Again is Daylesford, in Victoria’s spa country, with action also taking place in Yandoit, outside of Daylesford, and Bullock, a tiny fictional hamlet within the forested mountains of the Great Dividing Range.” “Sandi’s debut rural crime novel Tell Me Why won the 2015 Davitt Award Readers’ Choice and was also shortlisted for the 2015 Davitt Award Best Debut. Dead Again is the next instalment in her series starring Georgie Harvey and John Franklin. Sandi has won prizes for her short crime stories, including 2016 Scarlet Stiletto Awards Romantic Suspense Prize, 2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards Great Film Idea Prize, and 2013 Scarlet Stiletto Awards Best Investigative Prize. She is one of the contributing authors of the anthology Writing the Dream released in November 2016.” (author’s note)

May

  • Abbott, Sally. Closing Down (Hachette), winner of the Richell Prize and on climate change – debut fiction
  • Archbold, Charlie. Mallee Boys (Wakefield Press) – contemporary literary YA fiction set in SA mallee country.
  • Baldwin, Gabrielle. Things My Garden Taught Me (Wakefield Press) – contemporary memoir/biography, set in South Gippsland.
  • Corbett, Claire. Watch Over Me (Allen & Unwin) – Claire’s debut novel, When We Have Wings was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, 2012; longlisted for Davitt Crime Writer’s Award, 2012; and shortlisted, Ned Kelly Awards , 2012.
  • Courtney, Christine. Venetian Voices (Wakefield Press) – poetry.
  • Curtis, Shannon. Heartbreaker (Harlequin MIRA Australia) – Adult contemporary suspense/thriller
  • Edwards, Kasey. Guilt Trip: My Quest to Leave the Baggage Behind (Nero)
  • Gracie, Anne. Marry in Haste (Penguin) – first of a new series
  • Green, J. M. Too Easy  (Scribe) – ‘literary thriller’
  • Hall, Faye. Amorous Redemption (Red Sage)
  • Hecq, Dominique. Hush: a fugue by (UWA Press) – poetry. Dominique Hecq is an Associate Professor in Writing at Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Health Arts and Design. She has a PhD in literature and a background in French and Germanic languages, with qualifications in translating. She has published in the areas of literary studies, translation, creative writing, psychoanalysis, and pedagogy.
  • Henry-Jones, Eliza. Ache (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins Australia) – general fiction (literary); set in a small town in rural Victoria after a lethal bushfire. Eliza’s debut novel In the Quiet was signed as part of a three book deal with HarperCollins Australia. In the Quiet was listed for the followjng awards: shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction; shortlisted NSW Premier’s Literary Awards; longlisted ABIA Awards; and longlisted Indie Book Awards.
  • Hornung, Eva. The Last Garden (Text)
  • Ireland, Lisa. The Shape of Us (PanMacmillan)
  • Jacobs, Anna. One Quiet Woman (Hodder & Stoughton) –  Book 1 of Ellindale series
  • Johns, Rachael. Talk of the Town (Harlequin) – first in a new rural romance series.
  • Lane, Karly. If Wishes were Horses (Allen & Unwin)
  • Lester, Natasha. Her Mother’s Secret (Hachette)
  • Madison, Juliet Memories Of May (Harlequin Escape)
  • Nunn, Kayte. Angel’s Share (Nero)
  • Paul, Janette, aka Jaye Ford. Amber and Alice (PRH)
  • Stringer, Trish. Jewel in the North (Harlequin MIRA) – historical fiction, set in SA, late 19th- and early-20th century.
  • Stuart, Alison. Now My Sworn Friend (Oportet Publishing) – Book 2 of Feathers in the Wind
  • Ward, Marlee Jane Psynode (Seizure) – Psynode is the sequel to ‘Welcome To Orphancorp’, which won the Viva La Novella Prize in 2015 and the 2016 Victorian Premiers Award for YA fiction. Ward’s short fiction is published in Terraform, Interfictions, Aurealis, Apex and more. She has written for Writers Bloc, The Feed and Kill Your Darlings.
  • Wells, Christine. The Traitor’s Girl (PRH)

June

  • Audsley, Carmel McMurdo. Conviction (Theatricks Publishing)
  • Bailey, Sarah. The Dark Lake (Allen & Unwin) – debut fiction
  • Joosten, Melanie.  Gravity Well (Scribe)
  • Spargo-Ryan, Anna. The Gulf (Picador/Pan Macmillan)
  • Verity, Bree. The Hidden Duchess (self-published) – historical fiction set in provincial France 1792-3.
  • Walker-Smith, G. J. Stone Roses – #8 of Wishes series
  • Winter, Lee. Shattered (Ylva) – adult speculative fiction set in “Socotra” aka “the most alien place on Earth”. Shattered is about a black, lesbian superhero who refuses to “hero” because she decides humanity is not worth saving. It is part of Ylva’s Superheroines Collection. Lee Winter’s debut novel, The Red Files, won a Golden Crown Literary Award and was a finalist for a LAMBDA.

“Mid year”

  • Buckle, Sttephanie. Silent (Finlay Lloyd) – short story collection debut
  • Carlesss, Victoria. The Dream Walker (provisional title) – Debut YA novel that will be published by Hachette in Jun/Jul. It was selected in the 2015 QWC Hachette Aus Manuscript Development Program.
  • Down, Jennifer. Pulse Points (Text) – possibly August, general fiction
  • Trope, Nicole. Forgotten (Allen & Unwin)
  • Hamstead, Katie.  New South Wales (REUTS Publications)
  • Moriarty, Cass. Parting Words (UQP) – August or September

July

  • Cheng, Melanie. Australian Day (Text) – debut short story collection
  • Farmer, Beverley. These Waters: Five Tales (Giramondo) – short story collection
  • Forsyth, Kate. Beauty in Thornsabout Pre-Raphaelite women (PRH) – ‘novel inspired by historical character’; Kate’s novel Bitter Greens won the American Library Association award in 2014
  • Gilmore, Alicia. Dimension of Days. (Regalhouse Publishing) – general fiction set in Coalcliff NSW
  • Glaskin, Katie. Crosscurrents: Law and society in a native title claim to land and sea (UWAP) – other nonfiction. Katie Glaskin is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. She has extensive experience working in native title and was integrally involved in developing and teaching the first postgraduate qualification with a native title anthropology specialization in Australia. Her research interests in legal and psychological anthropology are reflected in her publications in a number of areas including native title and customary land ownership, property and personhood, death, creativity, sleep, dreams, memory, emotion and perception.
  • Ludlow, Christa A. The Dark Room (Playfair Press) – Historical fiction, crime, set in Sydney NSW 1900; Christa’s first novel, Taken at Night (2016) is a historical mystery set in Sydney in 1900 during the outbreak of bubonic plague. The Dark Room is the second in the series. Christa has worked as a historian and lawyer and was curator of the Justice and Police Museum, Sydney, between 1986 and 1990. She has conducted guided tours around Sydney’s crime spots and published articles on the history of crime and crime fiction. She came third in the Scarlet Stiletto crime writing prize in 2001.
  • new novel by Tess Woods
  • Rhoden, Clare. The Pale (Odyssey Books)
  • Sinclair, Alli. Beneath the Parisian Skies (MIRA) – “One woman rediscovers love during a quest to save the sister lost to her, set against the seductive backdrop of contemporary Paris and the Ballets Russes in 1917”: adult general fiction (commercial). In 2014 Alli was voted as Favourite New Romance Author by the Australian Romance Readers Association, while her debut novel, Luna Tango, was voted as Book of the Year by AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards. In 2016, Alli was voted as Best Established Author and her second novel, Under the Spanish Stars, was voted as Best Cover. Alli teaches writing workshops throughout Australia and is also published in the USA, UK, Canada and recently sold German translation rights.
  • Taylor, Virgina. Perfect Scents (Kensington)

August

  • Alexander, Mardie and Laurie Eichler. (Title to be determined.) (Bold Strokes Books) – contemporary general fiction (diversity; lesbian romance), set in NSW. Both authors were finalists in the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards; Laurie won the Rainbow Award. Bold Strokes Books is the largest international publisher of LGBT genre.
  • James, Melissa. Beneath the Skin (MIRA)
  • Moriarty, Cass. Parting Words (UQP) – contemporary general fiction (literary), set in Queensland. Cass Moriarty’s debut novel The Promise Seed is currently longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards People’s Choice Award and the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Author / Unpublished Manuscript Award. Parting Words is her second novel.
  • Fox, Candice. Last Chance written with James Patterson (PRH) – ‘crime and thrills’
  • George, Anna. The Lone Child (PRH) – ‘literary thriller’
  • James, Melissa. Beneath The Skin (MIRA)

September

  • Allen, Louise. Debut novel (Allen & Unwin) – shortlisted for the 2014 City of Fremantle—TAG Hungerford Award.
  • Bishop, Stephanie. a new novel (Hachette)
  • Crossing the Line by Patricia Leslie (Odyssey Books)
  • Foster, Elizabeth. Esme’s Wish  (Odyssey Books)
  • Gentill, Sulari. A Dangerous Language (Pantera) – Next instalment of Rowland Sinclair series
  • Kelly, Kim. Lady Bird and The Fox (The Author People)
  • Murphy, Lois. Soon – winner of the University of Tasmania prize for “best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer” (Transit Lounge) – ‘literary thriller’, debut fiction
  • Murray, Ruby J. The Biographer’s Lover (Black Inc)
  • Sorensen, Tracy. The Lucky Galah (Picador), ‘described as “Madame Bovary with red dust and tropical cyclone Steve”‘ – debut fiction
  • Viskic, Emma. And Fire Came Down (Bonnier)

October

November

  • Johns, Rachael. The Greatest Gift of All  (Harlequin)
  • O’Connor, Mary-Anne. Warflower. (Harlequin) – General adult fiction (commercial), set in Australian and Vietman during the Vietnam War years, 60s and early 70.

December

Some time in 2017 or ‘later in the year’

  • a new novel by author of The Dry, Jane Harper (Picador) – ‘crime and thrills’
  • Life to Come by Miles Franklin aware winner Michelle de Kretser
  • The Choke by Miles Franklin award-winner Sofie Laguna
  • Dark Convicts by Judy Johnson (UWAP) – poetry. It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author’s ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from her black forebears’ lives, both before transportation and afterwards, in the fledgling colony of New South Wales.
  • Towards White by Zena Shapter (IFWG) – speculative fiction set in the near future, Iceland, Cayman Islands, Australia. Zena is the winner of twelve national writing competitions, including a Ditmar Award and the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Award for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in ‘Midnight Echo’ (including its ‘best of’ anthology), ‘Award-Winning Australian Writing’ (twice), ‘Antipodean SF’ and Hugo-nominated ‘Sci Phi Journal’. Reviewer for Tangent Online, Lillian Csernica, has referred to her as a writer who “deserves your attention”.
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