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.
Lesbians! Cowboys! Argentina!