Book review: Denizen, James McKenzie Watson
An award-winning, cleverly constructed debut.
Book review: Release, Lucy Christopher
A companion piece to her earlier novel, this book explores notions of trauma, control and coercion.
Book review: Desire: A Reckoning, Jessie Cole
A memoir written in real-time with echoes of past-on-present.
Book review: The Wrong Woman, J.P. Pomare
Pomare's fifth crime novel moves out of Australia and into rural America.
Book Review: Everything Feels Like the End of the World, Else Fitzgerald
An engaging collection of speculative short fictions depicting a dystopian Australia.
Book review: Hydra, Adriane Howell
A suspenseful debut that explores loneliness, self-destruction and female agency.
Book review: Every Version of You, Grace Chan
An exploration of the spaces and boundaries between digital and physical selves.
Book review: Here Goes Nothing, Steve Toltz
A bleak imaginative tale interspersed with words of wisdom.
Book review: Daisy & Woolf, Michelle Cahill
Pulling characters from the margins to the fore: an elegant meditation on race, class and privilege.
Book review: The Diplomat, Chris Womersley
A powerful and gripping novel of agony and the despair of regret