A vast, “open-wound theatre” that peers deep into a continent’s soul.
Review: Alec by William di Canzio
A sexy flip of E. M. Forster’s illicit queer romance.
Review: Boulder by Eva Baltasar (translated by Julia Sanchez)
A juicy domestic horror.
Review: This All Come Back Now (edited by Mykaela Saunders)
A spectacular anthology of First Nations spec fic.
Review: A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill
A sprightly if sanitised mystery set during one of Australia’s flirtations with fascism.
Review: Little Plum by Laura McPhee-Browne
A beautiful and tender novel of becoming a mother.
Review: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar
An intimate, clear-sighted epic of Australian colonialism.
Review: Shirley by Ronnie Scott
Ronnie Scott renders pre-pandemic life scintillatingly strange.
Review: Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones
Taught and supple as leather, menacing and poignant.
Review: The Island Of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
A sweeping, grandiose tale of love and war.