Taught and supple as leather, menacing and poignant.
Review: Marlo by Jay Carmichael
An evocative portrayal of queer life under oppression.
Best books I’ve read 2022
My favourite reads of the year.
Review: Tomb Of Sand by Geetanjali Shree (translated by Daisy Rockwell)
An epic novel that pushes at the boundedness of things.
Review: Losing Face by George Haddad
A comin-of-age that troubles long after the final sentence.
Review: Passionate Friends by Sylvia Martin
A warm and erudite biography of love between to women in the early 20th century.
Review: An Exciting And Vivid Inner Life by Paul Dalla Rossa
Stories that illuminate the condition of the modern world.
Review: Tilt by Kate Lilley
Poems that are all about the hidden things.
Review: Son Of Sin by Omar Sakr
A heady mix of mundane and heavenly, the sins of the flesh and the yearning of the spirit.
Five gay things I learned from The Boy In The Dress
A story of a murder in the 1940s becomes a much bigger, and queerer, tale of Australia’s history.