Ally Queen, aged fifteen, is the new kid in a very small town. Uprooted from her comfortable city life and dumped in ‘hicksville’ she’s trying to find her place amongst the bogans, the surfies and the spinach-munching hippies.
Life is tough when your closest friend is miles away and deep and meaningful conversations are restricted to the length…Read more »
by Peter Docker
‘The Waterboys is a fist-clenching and nail-biting re-imagining of Australian history; what is, what could have been, or what really was.’ — Howard Pedersen, author of
Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance.
Conway inhabits an apocalyptic future in a continent caught up in a violent struggle for control of water. He is a whitefulla whose heart…Read more »
‘Prepare to encounter startling epiphanies, wonderfully eccentric conceits, and standout instances of wit and observation begging to be re-read. Among its well-pitched moments of vulnerability are further surprises: much that’s dark and sly, and – better still – twisted and bent.’ — Tom Cho
Short stories from Goldie Goldbloom, award-winning…Read more »
by Zoe Thurner
‘This term we’ve had a bank robbery, an abduction and this crazy show. You kids are running wild, Lara. It’s too much.’
Lara Pearlman has an appetite for life.
She loves acting, vintage clothes and her best friend Oggy. She flirts with Nathan but really likes Blake. She devours muffins with cream and chocolates by the box. Lara’s…Read more »
Acclaimed author Robert Drewe says; ‘These stories do more than just strike a chord: they resonate with the WOW! factor’. Brenda Walker says ‘This whole collection is brimming with original and vibrant writing’ while Bookseller+Publisher suggests you ‘Pick up this book if you appreciate home-grown literature, and marvel at the talent that resides…Read more »
‘In almost all respects I found Australian ranching customs and traditions far more intriguing, more dangerous, more “western” than those of North America’ — Professor Jim Hoy, Emporia State University, Kansas.
Previously overshadowed in the public imagination by notions of American cowboys and the wild west, Big Mobs gives Australian stockmen…Read more »
by Jan Gothard
Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability in Australia and renowned child health expert Professor Fiona Stanley calls Greater Expectations THE book to read if you have a child with Down syndromeRead more »
by Alan Carter
Shortlisted for a 2010 UK Debut Dagger Award and winner of the Ned Kelly Best First Fiction Award, Prime Cut is what crime reviewer Graeme Blundell calls a classily written story with ‘mordant wit and a fine sense of place’.
Meet Cato Kwong — disgraced cop and ex-poster boy for the police force. Banished to the stock squad after the fallout…Read more »
‘[T]his haunting, wise book heralds the arrival of a remarkable Australian talent’ — The Age, Pick of the Week.
In my defence I can only put forward this disclaimer: I don’t consider myself to be a promiscuous person. Promiscuity implies a degree of carelessness whereas I was very particular about who I slept with.
When it comes to…Read more »
by Ron Elliott
A simple boy with an amazing gift.
A promise to a dying man.
And a nation that wants to believe.
Can a twelve year old boy be the hero his country needs?
David Donald is a simple boy with an amazing bowling arm. He’s a spinner who becomes the stuff of legend. His guardian, Uncle Michael, is also a spinner — a great Australian bullshit…Read more »