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  • When the Rain Stops Fallingby Andrew Bovell

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    It begins with a miracle. On a rainy day in Alice Springs in 2039 a fish falls like manna from heaven to bless the reunion of a father with his long lost son. Perhaps it’s a sign that the pattern of betrayal and abandonment that began on another rainy day in London in 1959 will come to an end. Who’ll stop the rain? Andrew Bovell’s award-winning... more...

  • Almost Sincerelyby Zoë Norton Lodge

    Giramondo Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    When Zoë Norton Lodge was growing up in Annandale in the eighties and nineties, the self-proclaimed Heartland of the Inner West was a heady brew of somewhat maladjusted and genuinely unsettling residents. But Annandale was changing. New words like ‘architect’ and ‘labradoodle’ drifted out of the overabundance of cafés... more...

  • Thea Astleyby Karen Lamb

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is the first biography of one of Australia?s most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925?2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including The Acolyte , Drylands , and The Slow Natives , and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. With many of her works... more...

  • The Stenhouse Circleby Ann-Mari Jordens

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    He dominated the literary and intellectual milieu of Sydney during the 1850s and 1860s and his personality, ideas, scholarship, and practical assistance affected the lives of most writers in these formative years of colonial literary development. He gave financial and emotional support to writers during their not infrequent personal crises, and provided... more...

  • Kill the Messengerby Nakkiah Lui

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Kill the Messenger is based on a true story about a man in the author’s home suburb of Mount Druitt. One day, in unbearable pain due to undiagnosed stomach cancer, he went to the local hospital, where he was refused care. Then he went to a nearby park and hung himself. Then in 2012 Nakkiah’s grandmother fell through the unmended floor of... more...

  • Caress/Acheby Suzie Miller

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    A brilliant surgeon can no longer bear to touch the living. Two voices connect fleetingly over the phone. A desperate mother begs to embrace her son one last time. A young woman seeks atonement.Disparate lives interweave, intersect, collide and connect in the most unexpected of ways in Caress / Ache. This is our world—where some long for the electrical... more...

  • Maninboby Ko Un; Brother Anthony of Taizé; Lee Sang-Wha

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 20.34

    ?Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, ‘Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.? Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives) is the title of a remarkable collection of poems by Ko Un, filling thirty volumes, a... more...

  • Hello, Beautiful!by Hannie Rayson

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of... more...

  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraitsby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?I, Clodia? is the story of Clodia Metelli?poet and lover?and her relations with her far-away paramour Catullus, her husband Metellus Celer, her brother Publius Clodius, and her accuser Cicero. By giving Clodia?the "Lesbia" of Catullus?s famous love poetry?her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical... more...

  • Open Houseby David Brooks

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The poems in this striking new collection take a number of forms, drifting between nature and philosophy, evoking a meditative quality that is both contemplative and full of grace. Spare and honed, David Brooks?s poems range in scale, from investigations into microscopic detail observing the smallest creatures and textures underfoot as well as the... more...