A blend of fact and fiction, Nimblefoot imagines the life of a long forgotten Australian sporting hero.
These two new romances starring bold, culturally connected heroines from Redfern and Western Sydney break the genre mould – but remain faithful to what readers love about romance.
In his 1972 novel The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin powerfully dramatised women’s suburban alienation and men’s resistance to feminist change. Michelle Arrow traces its enduring influence.
The five shortlisted novels share various threads concern – childhood stories, themes of migration and male violence – but are infused with a sense of play and measured optimism.
Shades of classic literature are discernible in The Diplomat, a novel that delves into the disreputable worlds of art and drug addiction.
Two new books examine the life and legacy of an inspiring poet whose work resisted patriarchal constraints.
This book succeeds well in describing and criticising, through many examples, how whiteness works.
A powerful new memoir of prison life in the 1960s and 70s – uncovered while researching lesbians in Sydney – is a searing indictment of Australian society and its institutions.
Buys, the award-winning novel by Willem Anker, uses lines without credit from the Irish writer - not the first such literary controversy it has raised.
Questions of belonging inform a new collection of lyrical, meditative essays that interrogate the distinction between nature and culture.
Moore did not unearth any treasures in his research of Mugabe’s legacy. He has not even drawn a map that might lead us to them.
Tim Rowse concludes that Paul Daley’s new novel, inspired by true events in Arnhem Land, is fluent and skilfully paced – but doesn’t risk complicating the critical narrative of our colonial history.
These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.
Pure Colour confirms Sheila Heti as one of the most inventive, searching, scintillating and mind-bending writers working today.
The Pulitzer Prize winning writer’s latest novel, based on the true story of a champion thoroughbred, represents historical fiction at its best.
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture has investigated the ongoing persecution of Assange and his conclusions are damning.
A new historical novel, redolent of the masterful writing of Henry James and Charlotte Brontë, explores the themes of loss, alienation and displacement.
Louisa Lim’s ‘haunting testimonial’ to Hong Kong reveals a politically engaged and dynamic civil society beneath the surface of an unrelenting reign of terror.
In her first novel, Michelle Cahill gives a marginalised character from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway the opportunity to speak for herself.
At Certain Points We Touch tells the story of a doomed relationship in a way that explores the parallels between writing and coming out.