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23 December 2014

Day 12: The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Ten years in the research and writing, irrepressibly bold, entertaining and often irreverent in style, Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat — women who made Eureka a story for us all.


22 December 2014

Day 11: The Swan Book

Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people. The energy and humour in Wright’s writing finds hope in the bleakest situations.


20 December 2014

Day 9: Boy, Lost

Kristina Olsson’s Boy, Lost is the story of a family, the cascade of grief and guilt through generations, and the endurance of memory and faith.


19 December 2014

Day 8: The Night Guest

Fiona McFarlane’s The Night Guest is a mesmerising debut novel about love, dependence, and the fear that the things you know best can become the things you’re least certain about.


18 December 2014

Day 7: Night Games

Both a courtroom drama and a riveting piece of first-person narrative journalism, Anna Krien’s Night Games is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.


17 December 2014

Day 6: Burial Rites

Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom.