If you’re lucky enough to have a book published in the last 18 months and unlucky enough to be caught within the pernicious reaches of COVID, chances are you have or are considering launching your work online. Yes, it’s not the same as drinking wine and nibbling on cheese with your cheer squad in the same room but having a book launched digitally does have its own benefits.
ArtsHub spoke to three authors who refused to let their scuppered plans further ruin festivities. Kirsten Krauth’s novel, Almost a Mirror, was published in April 2020, at the early onset of COVID. It’s an elliptical, nostalgic and deeply visceral book that’s powered by iconic 80s hits and the Australian post-punk music scene.