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New Richard Flanagan novel this October

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.

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The Orphan of Good Hope

Transport yourself from the canals of Amsterdam, across the waves, to the rough-and-tumble frontier town at the Cape of Good Hope.

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Life After Truth

At their fifteen-year reunion, a group of Harvard graduates – labouring with early middle age, marriage and children, unrealised aspirations and a depressing political climate – rekindle old loves and old resentments.

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Read between the lies

In Eley Williams’ The Liar’s Dictionary, we’re forced to interrogate the very foundations of ‘truth’.

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New Richard Flanagan novel this October

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.

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Classic of the month: Tales of the Unexpected

In June we mined the depths of the human psyche via Roald Dahl’s 1979 classic short story collection.

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Classic of the month: One Hundred Years of Solitude

In March we revisited Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s ageless 1967 masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Classic of the month: How the Light Gets In

In February we revisited M J Hyland’s agonisingly authentic portrait of adolescence, How the Light Gets In.

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Elliot Perlman Q&A

The Maybe the Horse Will Talk author reflects on the socio-political conflicts at the heart of the novel.

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Yindyamarra (respect): say it out loud

Tara June Winch discusses the creation of her 2019 novel The Yield, and the power embedded in Indigenous language.

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Language is life

In The Yield, Tara June Winch explores how every word is embedded with stories.

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The medicine of book friends

Four books that left their mark on A Lifetime of Impossible Days author Tabitha Bird.

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Ian McEwan Q&A

The acclaimed author answers our questions about his novel Machines Like Me.

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The Water Cure book club notes

An eerie, dreamlike novel about love, violence and survival at any cost. Perfect for book club.

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The Shepherd's Hut

When I hit the bitumen and get that smooth grey rumble going under me everything’s hell different.

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The Yield

I was born on Ngurambang – can you hear it? – Ngu–ram–bang.

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Killing Commendatore

Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me.