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Book review: Denizen, James McKenzie Watson

An award-winning, cleverly constructed debut.

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Book review: Release, Lucy Christopher

A companion piece to her earlier novel, this book explores notions of trauma, control and coercion.

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Book review: Desire: A Reckoning, Jessie Cole

A memoir written in real-time with echoes of past-on-present.

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Book review: The Wrong Woman, J.P. Pomare

Pomare's fifth crime novel moves out of Australia and into rural America.

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Book Review: Everything Feels Like the End of the World, Else Fitzgerald

An engaging collection of speculative short fictions depicting a dystopian Australia.

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Book review: Hydra, Adriane Howell

A suspenseful debut that explores loneliness, self-destruction and female agency.

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Book review: Every Version of You, Grace Chan

An exploration of the spaces and boundaries between digital and physical selves.

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Book review: Here Goes Nothing, Steve Toltz

A bleak imaginative tale interspersed with words of wisdom.

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Jennifer Down wins the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award

An epic novel about trauma, vulnerability and regeneration takes out the nation's top literary prize.

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Book review: Daisy & Woolf, Michelle Cahill

Pulling characters from the margins to the fore: an elegant meditation on race, class and privilege.

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