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Book review: The Torrent, Dinuka McKenzie

A stunning crime debut worthy of local and overseas accolades.


Book review: Son of Sin, Omar Sakr

The poet's debut novel ranges over the big issues of sex, family, religion and self-identity.

Four women in profile pictures: top left to right Leanne Hall, Jordi Albiston, Karen Wyld abnd Tara June Winch

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature showcase excellence

This year's prize winners are a diverse group and many of the top prizes go to women.


Book review: Loveland, Robert Lukins

A braided, cross-generation narrative about trauma and freedom.


Book review: The Language of Food, Annabel Abbs

Historical fiction about class and gender but with a foodie twist.


Memoir about racism and resilience wins $100,000 literary prize

Australia’s richest literary prize has been won by Gunai/Kurnai writer Veronica Gorrie for her memoir about serving in the police…


Book review: The Furies, Mandy Beaumont

A brutal feminist reckoning marks this debut novel.


Shortlist for the 2022 Indie Book Awards

Favourite Australian books as nominated by independent booksellers themselves.

Career Advice

Writing awards, competitions and opportunities for 2022

It’s time to fill your calendar with these literary prizes, fellowships and opportunities.


Book review: The Way It Is Now, Garry Disher

A mystery fiction that's more a whydunnit than a whodunnit.

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