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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.


15 December 2014

Day 4: All the Birds, Singing

Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing is the story of one how one woman’s present comes from a terrible past.


15 December 2014

Day 10: Moving Among Strangers

Gabrielle Carey’s family memoir Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and my family is a celebration of one of Australia’s most enigmatic and visionary writers, and a tale of two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets.