Emily Spurr’s first novel is written from the perspective of her 10-year-old central character.
- by Juliette Hughes
The Booker-shortlisted author’s second novel is a lively, Dickensian portrayal of the Soho demi-monde.
- by Cameron Woodhead
The selection of Inga Clendinnen’s writing captures the underlying principles of her work as a historian.
- by Fiona Capp
The writer who loves to tinker with the form of fiction has written another intriguing novel.
- by Clinton Caward
Allegations of sexual assault and impropriety against Blake Bailey make it hard to read his life of Philip Roth in the way biographer and subject may have originally intended.
- by James Ley
In her hit comic novel, Nancy Mitford reinvented her damaged, despicable family as adorable oddballs – and pioneered “structured reality”.
- by Iona McLaren
A unique collaboration between a Miles Franklin award-winning author and an academic is helping more people understand how aged care residents experience ‘the worst bloody feeling in the world’.
- by Jewel Topsfield