Crime novels remain the most popular titles borrowed from Australian libraries.
- by Jason Steger
In Convenience Store Woman, Sayaka Murata wanted to write from the perspective of someone who defied conventional thinking.
- by Motoko Rich
Make no mistake, sexual assault is a topic that young adults are thinking about, talking about and forming strong opinions about.
- by Gabrielle Reid
It was tarnished by the Eat, Pray, Love brush for many of us and widely overlooked, but it turned out to be one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.
- by Tegan Sadlier
An author must protect and obey her own weird instincts, but be aware that crucial discoveries that can come from the intelligent, inspiring thoughts of others.
- by Charlotte Wood
In her first novel, Olivia Laing wanted to capture what it felt like to be alive in the northern summer of 2017.
- by Melanie Kembrey
In The Immeasurable World, William Atkins presents a picture of the desert as a testing ground: political, hydrological, spiritual.
- by Lia Hills
The protagonist of Gregory Day's novel is evoked in prose that effortlessly combines the erudition of two rarely yoked disciplines: engineering and literature.
- by Adam Rivett
The characters in The Making of Martin Sparrow are vivid enough to make those in American westerns seem bland.
- by Dennis Haskell
Long an advocate for Indigenous rights, writer Anita Heiss says white people need to show respect for what has happened in history.
- by Kerrie O'Brien
Like Justine Ettler's The River Ophelia, Bohemia Beach is also a pacy read about another young woman's almost terminal adventures.
- by Rose Lucas