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All the Birds, Singing

Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and…


The Swan Book

The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an…


The Night Guest

One morning Ruth wakes thinking a tiger has been in her seaside house. Later that day a formidable woman called…


Mullumbimby

When Jo Breen uses her divorce settlement to buy a neglected property in the Byron Bay hinterland, she is hoping…


Burial Rites

In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men….


Letter to George Clooney

Debra Adelaide’s collection of short stories intricately maps both the sublime and the mundane landscape of ordinary lives, with her…


Mateship With Birds

“Mateship with Birds is a triumph of noticing and, having noticed, of carefully, meticulously assembling the things that have been noticed into a novel that shows, on almost every page, not just an eye for detail, but also a conviction that every detail is in some way connected and that the connections have meaning. The book juxtaposes, in unexpected and surprising ways, its observations about love, sex, character, instinct and the natural world to create an original, tender, frank and funny version of the oldest story in the world: how a man and a woman get together.”


The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love is an unusual and remarkable achievement, a meditation on the social, spiritual and artistic importance of seeing and being seen. It is rare to encounter a novel with such powerful characterisation, such a deep understanding of the consequences of personal and national history, and such dazzling and subtle explorations of the importance of art in everyday life.”