The books that have had the biggest impact on me this year.
These stories are about traditional Aussie men, all at sea in their emotions.
A strange and misty novel set in colonial Van Diemen’s Land.
Eggshell Skull is a compelling and infuriating insight into the justice system, and the psychology of victimhood.
Stone Sky Gold Mountain offers a rearranging of Australian history, reminding us other settlers were also here in the early days.
The writers in this collection grapple with what it means to be “planetary” beings: how our individual actions can seem so small, but have global consequences.
Victor Steffensen offers a language to articulate here we want to go and how to get there.
Poly is a riot of a novel, an all out brawl.
These are austere, still poems about the things embodied in words.
The Lost Arabs is a collection of cosmological, mystical poetry, a search for belonging and god in hell on earth.