May 2017 releases


  • 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)
  • Shearer, Suzy. Elephants and Ever-Afters (Siren Bookstrand) – contemporary general fiction for adults, set in Australia; book 5 in Dark Desires series (each book is a standalone).
  • Smith, Theresa. Lemongrass Bay. (self-published) – adult general commercial fiction set in Gulf of Carpentaria, Far North Queensland.
  • 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
  • Tomamiche, Cindy. Druid’s Portal: The First Journey (Soul Mate Publishing) Historical Fiction set in Roman Britain
  • 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)

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