The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction: 2017 shortlist

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I really enjoy following fiction prizes and reading the short and longlists. I haven't always been great at following Australian prize lists, but this year this will change. The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction is a prize that combines the things... Continue Reading →


Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

In brief: Ellen is at a loss after the death of her husband. But when her first love Gerry appears at her home in Australia, she begins to heal even though his presence brings to the fore some long held secrets… The good: Beautiful combination of settings and loved the Irish sayings. The not-so-good: Some... Continue Reading →

The Zoo by Christopher Wilson

In brief: Yuri is a young boy damaged in body, but not spirit. One night, he and his father are removed from their apartment to tend a very important someone who they never saw. But it looks like they swapped the Kapital's zoo for another kind of zoo… The good: Witty and funny with a... Continue Reading →

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