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Book review: The Last Woman in the World, Inga Simpson

A survivalist tale in the darkest days of the Anthropocene.

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Ten 2021 books deserving a spot in the sun

As you compile your summer reading list, here are some underrated Australian books published in 2021.

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Book review: Last Letter to a Reader, Gerald Murnane

Murnane delivers a 'constellation of ideas' in this collection of essays.

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Book review: Devotion, Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent’s stunning third book is a queer love story that transcends time and space.

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Book review: The Stoning, Peter Papathanasiou

Outback noir debut follows and diverges from the dusty trail set by Jane Harper's The Dry.

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Book review: How to end a story, Helen Garner

An autofiction revealing the pearls and poignancy of everyday life.

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Book review: The Best Australian Science Writing 2021

A diverse array of styles and subject matters that may challenge your ideas of what constitutes science writing.

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Book review: Girt Nation, David Hunt

An amusing and incisive commentary makes this history an irresistible read.

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Book review: Signs and Wonders, Delia Falconer

An examination of how we are changing our climate, culture and language.

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Book review: Wild Place, Christian White

A thriller exploring why good people do bad things.

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