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.
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.
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.