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The Betrayal, by Liam Davison

The Betrayal is the last of Liam Davison’s four novels, and I was expecting it to be the best but I was a bit disappointed by it.  1,351 more words


Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for Indigenous Writing shortlist 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Indigenous Writing has been announced.   I am pleased to see that some of the shortlisted books were reviewed here by participants in ANZ LitLovers 2014 Indigenous Literature Week. 141 more words

Australian Literary Fiction

Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, by Sophie Cunningham

I was alone in the house last Saturday when I began reading Sophie Cunningham’s Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, and a windstorm was brewing.  It was gusting up to almost 60km/h, which is 7 on the Beaufort scale, almost a gale.  1,162 more words


The White Woman, by Liam Davison

I was impressed by Liam Davison’s Soundings, but The White Woman is an extraordinary book.  I was lost in the world it created from the moment I started reading it. 1,730 more words


The Wonders, by Paddy O'Reilly

I am a big fan of Paddy O’Reilly’s writing, and so I had been waiting impatiently for The Wonders, her third novel.  I read it over the weekend between sessions at the… 1,035 more words


The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick

I have mixed feelings about The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick.  The characterisation is really good, the story lures the reader in, the setting is well-realised and some of the lyrical writing is exquisite.   804 more words