The Yield offers a generous and quietly radical vision of a possible Australia.
At the beating heart of this time-bending novel is love – platonic, romantic, parental – and its various betrayals.
A strange, rather beautiful and ultimately quietly devastating novel.
Terry Pratchett is sharpest when dissecting and delighting in human irrationality.
Alice Munro is often said to be the modern master of short stories. I can see why.
In 2019 I gravitated to stories of radical, political change (can you blame me?), and there seemed to be a surplus available.
Girl, Woman, Other is a book intensely concerned with the politics of identity and creativity, and how they have shifted over the 20th century.
Caravaggio perfected painting people at the exact moment when dark gives way to light. In Damascus, Tsolkias achieves the same effect in words.
The old Lie, according to WWI poet Wilfred Owen, is that there is glory to be found in dying for one’s country. Claire G. Coleman’s new novel of the same title is a systematic demolishing of that lie.