'Kaz Cooke’s Ada is like a heartbreaking firecracker, full of fun and history and emotion.'
'Stuart Kells gives us an entertaining and enlightening history of the pursuit, collection and housing of books.'
'An elegant and entertaining coda to Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
'Anthony O’Neill’s novel opens with a description of London that evokes a sort of Dickensian city and also presages the subsequent blurring and obliteration of the truth experienced by the main character...' (Introduction)
'Half Wild is heart-warming, confusing and deeply unsettling all at the same time.
'This debut novel by Pip Smith is based on the life of the person variously known as Eugenia Falleni, Harry Crawford and Jean Ford. It is a work of impressive scope, covering three different timeframes – 1885, 1917 and 1938 – and using four different narrative voices: first person, second person, third person, plus media clippings. All this comes together to create a surreal impression of the main character: a person who struggled with being forced into set behaviours based on the genitals at birth.' (Introduction)
'The Student is set around a university campus in Gatton, Queensland, in 1994. Nat is a student dealing weed supplied by Jesse, another student and friend. Between them they have a very good business going – to the detriment of their studies, which have become incidental to both of them.' (Introduction)
'Shine Like it Does is an empathetic and thoughtful portrait of one of the great performing artists of his generation. (Introduction)