Upcoming books for 2024, January to June

What will be in Australian bookshops this year? Here's a selection of new titles that will be released in the first half of 2024.
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What’s happening in OzLit 2024? Here are some of the highlights; these books will be published in the first half of the year.

Sidelines by Karen Viggers (Allen & Unwin, January)
A brawl erupts at a suburban junior soccer game. Rivalry, parental pressure, coaching bias, inequity and many other factors have played a part in turning Saturday mornings into a pressure cooker. When a naturally gifted player arrives, the tension within the team reaches boiling point. But who is going to crack first, the parents or the players?

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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 was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on