The books that have had the biggest impact on me this year.
Lesbians! Cowboys! Argentina!
This is a novel that does what it says: a truly discomforting tale of death and grief set in a grim twilight world.
A strange and misty novel set in colonial Van Diemen’s Land.
An aching novel of a young man trying to find a place in the world.
Stone Sky Gold Mountain offers a rearranging of Australian history, reminding us other settlers were also here in the early days.
A dreamy, mirage-like novel where things change shape before your eyes.
Poly is a riot of a novel, an all out brawl.
Cherry Beach is a painful portrait of millennial queer life, and agonising desire.
Cleanness is a book of lofty ideas, grounded in the flesh.