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Book review: Lakesedge, Lyndall Clipstone, Pan Macmillan

A haunting YA Gothic fantasy about a girl and a monster


Book review: Travelling Companions, Antoni Jach, Transit Lounge Publishing

A peripatetic journey through Europe with diverting storytellers along the way.

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Writers seek solidarity in lockdowns

Surviving lockdown isn’t easy, but some Western Sydney writers believe reading the stories of people from diverse backgrounds can help…


Book review: Anything but Fine, Tobias Madden, Penguin

A coming-of-age tale about queer identity and dancing to your own beat.


Book review: Empires, Nick Earls, Penguin

A multi-layered and ambitious tale spanning centuries and crossing continents.


Opportunities and Awards Wrap

HOTA launches ArtKeeper to put artists on the payroll, call outs for Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships and 2022 Newcastle Fringe,…


Book review: The Attack, Catherine Jinks, Text Publishing

A slow-burner that canvasses familial conflict and builds to a violent crescendo.

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Writers inspired by their own neighbourhoods

A Melbourne Writers Festival initiative explores the importance of place to writers Tony Birch, Sophie Cunningham and more.


Book review: The Song of Lewis Carmichael, Sofie Laguna, Allen and Unwin

A hot air balloon journey to the Arctic circle: a tale of friendship and resilience.


Book Review: Roots - Home is who we are, Hardie Grant

A collection of short memoirs chosen from the inaugural SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition.

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