State Highway One – Sam Coley

State Highway One – Sam Coley

State Highway One (Hachette 2020), by writer Sam Coley, won the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2017 and from the opening pages you can immediately see why. The entire book is basically a road trip (both literal and emotional) for protagonist Alex and his twin...
New Australian Fiction – Rebecca Starford (editor)

New Australian Fiction – Rebecca Starford (editor)

Editor Rebecca Starford once again has given us a delightful taste of the latest and greatest Aussie fiction with New Australian Fiction 2020 (Kill Your Darlings 2020). These regular publications never disappoint. Some stories will appeal more to particular readers...
The Miseducation of Evie Epworth – Matson Taylor

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth – Matson Taylor

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth (Scribner 2020) by Matson Taylor is a gloriously amusing, light-hearted and feel-good novel about coming of age, finding (and accepting) your family, friendship across the ages and following your dreams. Set on an English farm in 1962,...
The Survivors – Jane Harper

The Survivors – Jane Harper

The release of author Jane Harper’s latest crime novel The Survivors (Pan Macmillan 2020) coincides with the imminent release of the film adaptation of her first novel, The Dry, starring Eric Bana. With two books in between (Forces of Nature and The Lost Man), Harper...