Australian authors bringing novel approaches to literary fiction.
Franklin, White, Malouf, Coetzee, Stead, Lawson, Lindsay, Park… The list goes on. And when you scour the shortlists and nominees for all of the prizes you’ll spot plenty of Careys, Winches, Wintons, Keneallys, Hartnetts, Flanagans, Drewes and company to remind you that Australian literature is a hotbed of talent. And the big names are just the tip of the iceberg.
This November we revisited Louisa May Alcott’s towering work of American fiction.
The Booker Prize winning author answers our questions about his strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.
In Eley Williams’ The Liar’s Dictionary, we’re forced to interrogate the very foundations of ‘truth’.
Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about The Last Migration.
Charlotte McConaghy reveals how a quest to write about the natural world ultimately led to a climate change story.
We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.
The 2019 Penguin Literary Prize winner on her inspiration, writing process and club sandwiches.
In June we mined the depths of the human psyche via Roald Dahl’s 1979 classic short story collection.
Explore the cycles of love, loss and regret, that can follow a family through the years, with your reading group.
Ronnie Scott shares a playlist to accompany his stunning debut novel, The Adversary.
The Adversary author on inspiration and essential reading.
In March we revisited Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s ageless 1967 masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Liam Pieper reflects on subverting the self-actualisation narrative, in Sweetness and Light.
In February we revisited M J Hyland’s agonisingly authentic portrait of adolescence, How the Light Gets In.
Take your reading group on an Indian adventure that's not covered in the guidebooks.
The Maybe the Horse Will Talk author reflects on the socio-political conflicts at the heart of the novel.
Tara June Winch discusses the creation of her 2019 novel The Yield, and the power embedded in Indigenous language.
In The Yield, Tara June Winch explores how every word is embedded with stories.
Join twenty-something Amelia and her dog Lucy as they hitchhike from one end of the country to the other.
Kathryn Hind reflects on winning the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize and her journey to becoming a published author.
Four books that left their mark on A Lifetime of Impossible Days author Tabitha Bird.
The acclaimed author answers our questions about his novel Machines Like Me.
A searing and hope-filled debut that would be perfect for a mother-daughter book club.
An eerie, dreamlike novel about love, violence and survival at any cost. Perfect for book club.