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The development of Cass’ third novel is assisted by a grant gratefully received from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Her stories feature histories, memories and secrets and the way in which troubled families function.
OK, I totally made that up but it SHOULD be a thing, right? More books! More words! More manuscripts! More submissions! More reading and writing! I can’t wait to interview one of my favourite crime writers Dinuka McKenzie to discuss her second novel TAKEN. Book now for 9 March and get the price of your ticket as a discount off the book! Or come along the following night to meet author Ben Hobson and discuss his new novel THE DEATH OF JOHN LACEY. Avid Reader has some excellent events upcoming…check their calendar. And why not arrive early, from 5.30pm, to partake in a glass of wine and some literary conversation and socialising with other passionate readers and writers? Check my events page for more upcoming conversations and book news. Happy new year, everyone.
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This beautiful hardback copy of The Boy and the Dog (Scribner 2022) by famed Japanese author Seishu Hase, translated by Alison Watts, won the prestigious Naoki Prize. A simple story of a dog named Tamon who, after the tragic tsunami, travels the length of Japan for five years seeking refuge. Several people house him along the way in six very different circumstances but he yearns to continue south. Is he trying to return home? Or is there some other force driving him?read more…
Just breathlessly finished Taken (Harper Collins 2023) by Australian crime author Dinuka McKenzie, the second novel featuring Detective Sergeant Kate Miles. What a follow-up to her debut! This book focuses on any parent’s worst nightmare – a missing child – while also immersing readers more fully into the personal lives of the main characters. Taken is tightly plotted, surprising, tense, moving, reflective and full of the angst of parenthood.read more…
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