Little Stones – Elizabeth Kuiper

Little Stones – Elizabeth Kuiper

Little Stones (UQP 2019), the debut fiction novel by Elizabeth Kuiper, is a coming of age story that has such a strong sense of authenticity that it feels more memoir than novel. The author, like the narrator of the story, Hannah, comes from Zimbabwe and immigrated to...
This Taste for Silence – Amanda O’Callaghan

This Taste for Silence – Amanda O’Callaghan

This Taste for Silence (UQP 2019) is an extraordinary debut collection of short stories by author Amanda O’Callaghan. Some of the stories are extremely short, less than a page, and some are much longer, but what they all have in common is beautiful, descriptive...
The Erratics – Vicki Laveau-Harvie

The Erratics – Vicki Laveau-Harvie

It’s the kind of fantastical story that captures the imaginations of writers everywhere, because – well, because it is so fantastic: a first-time author, in her mid-seventies, writes a book that wins a small prize (the Finch Memoir Prize) which then goes out of print...
Frankissstein: a love story – Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein: a love story – Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson’s latest novel Frankissstein: a love story (Jonathan Cape Penguin Random House 2019) is a wild ride, a fantastical hybrid that combines historical fiction with futuristic speculative fiction to address some big issues. Philosophy, feminism,...
Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak

Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak

When a novel is promoted as ‘the most anticipated book of the decade’, and when that book is written by the same author that wrote The Book Thief, which sold over 16 million copies world-wide, then there is certainly a heightened sense of anticipation and, I would...