July 2017 releases


  • Blackthorn, Isobel. The Drago Tree (Odyssey Books) – general literary fiction, Spanish translation; English version published 2015
  • Cheng, MelanieAustralian Day (Text) – debut short story collection
  • Davis, Karen. M. Fatal Mistake (Simon and Schuster) – Crime fiction, present day set in Sydney
  • Delany, Brigid. Wellmania (Nero) Non fiction
  • Farmer, BeverleyThese Waters: Five Tales (Giramondo) – short story collection
  • Forsyth, Kate. Beauty in Thorns – about Pre-Raphaelite women (PRH) – ‘novel inspired by historical character’; Kate’s novel Bitter Greens won the American Library Association award in 2014
  • Gauci, KathrynConspiracy of Lies – Historical Fiction
  • Gilmore, Alicia. Dimension of Days. (Regalhouse Publishing) – general fiction set in Coalcliff NSW
  • Glaskin, KatieCrosscurrentsLaw 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.
  • James, MelissaBeneath the Skin (MIRA)
  • Lane, Cassie. How to Dress a Dummy (Affirm Press) Memoir/biography
  • 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.
  • Matthews, RachelSiren (Transit Lounge Press) General fiction/literary contemporary set in Victoria
  • Pouliot, Melissa.  Found  (mpmedia solutions) Crime set in Sydney and Melbourne. Current times, flashback to late 80s. Sequel to Write About Me
  • Rahme, Laura. Julien’s Terror (self-published) – historical fiction set in Nantes, Paris, Vendée and Venice during the French Revolution and Napoleonic France.
  • 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)
  • Zwicky, Faye. The Collected Poems of Fay Zwicky (UWA Publishing) Poetry set in WA
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