March 2017 releases



  • 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 Australia 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
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