A short, seething and immaculate novel about what it’s like living in Israeli occupied Palestine.
An intriguing fantasy drawing on forest myths that is burdened by an unfortunate attitude to women.
A furious and thrilling novel about the “lives you might have had.”
A potent depiction of a time and a place, and seething critique of corruption.
An accomplished novel that forensically examines misogyny in all its forms.
Another unpredictable and unsettling novel from the latest flourishing of Aboriginal writing.
A tremendously rewarding novel about love in the cruellest of places.
An ambitious novel about war and memory.
A tale of despair, illness and poverty that captures the swooping highs and devastating lows of life.
The books that have had the biggest impact on me this year.