Ten 2021 books deserving a spot in the sun

As you compile your summer reading list, here are some underrated Australian books published in 2021.
An open book on a table with a cup of coffee and reading glasses

Every year thousands of Australian books are published so it’s easy for many worthy titles to be left in the shade when they are released alongside blazing blockbuster authors. Here then, are some handpicked new books you may have missed across the literary spectrum that deserve a longer time to bask in the sun.

From where I fell, Susan Johnson

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on