Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

This is not your typical young adult novel with moments of fluff or light-heartedness that reflect the joys of being young. Far from it. Marieke Nijkamp’s latest novel, Before I Let Go, is heavy all the way through, and it’s better if you read it prepared. The story...

The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady

Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, her twin brother Wally, and her older brother Cassie beside a former cattle farm and knackery outside an Australian country town. Her family is ostracised for reasons she can’t understand, so Cub is buoyed by the...

July 2018

It’s July! If you’re not spending all your time curled up with a book in front of the heater, head out to some of these great events happening around NSW. 3-12 July: Winter Reading Retreat with the Centre for Deep Reading Want to tackle your reading list with a group...

Emily Bitto on writing the perfect sentence

Emily Bitto’s debut novel, The Strays, was the winner of the 2015 Stella Prize, and has been published in the UK, the US, and Canada. She’s taught and lectured on creative writing and literary studies since 2007, and in July, she’ll teach the one-day...

First Friday Club with Nerrilee Weir

Our June First Friday Club saw Memberships Officer, Sherry Landow, sit down with Penguin RandomHouse Senior Rights Manager Nerrilee Weir to discuss the ins and outs of rights management, book fair pitching, and the art of selling Aussie books overseas. Weir has been...