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.
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.
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