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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.
With most of the country in and out of lockdown or quarantine, at least we all have books to provide some escapism from our lounge rooms. Stories about other places and other times will take you away when you most need it. Your ongoing support for authors by buying or borrowing or recommending your favourite books is helping to keep the literary community thriving, including booksellers and publishers. Read a book. Buy a book. Borrow a book. Recommend a book. Join a bookclub. Subscribe to a literary journal. Follow authors you admire on social media. Be a good literary citizen. Covid, vaccinations and lockdowns have unfortunately been divisive but we can all agree that STORIES ARE MAGIC and BOOKS ARE ESSENTIAL. Happy reading.
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Checkout 19 (Penguin Random House 2021) is the much anticipated second book from Irish/British author Claire-Louise Bennett after her acclaimed short story collection Pond. In this highly literary novel, praised by Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle, Bennett writes in a meta-fiction style exploring reading and writing, trauma and triumphs, freedoms and pain, in a wide-ranging yet intimate exploration of her love of literature, and of her journey of relationships and her particular family history, ‘fusing fantasy with lived experience’.read more…
John F Kennedy’s famous quote ‘If not us, who? If not now, when?’ is the perfect epigraph – sitting alongside the words of Greta Thunberg – for the latest YA novel by Mark Smith, If Not Us (Text Publishing 2021). Smith is known for his Road to Winter trilogy of young adult novels which feature strong protagonists in a dystopian setting, books which are studied in schools all over Australia. If Not Us again features intelligent young people, set very much in the here and now as they battle the establishment over the timely and relevant issue of climate action.read more…
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