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New Fiction: Christian White’s Top 5 Favourite Debut Novels

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. An early draft of The Nowhere Child won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into fifteen countries. Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of ‘day jobs’ before he […] - Read more


Suspenseful Reads: Christian White’s Top 5 Thrillers

  Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. An early draft of The Nowhere Child won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into fifteen countries. Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of ‘day jobs’ before […] - Read more


Can’t Choose Your Family: Read a sample chapter of Afternoons with Harvey Beam by Carrie Cox

Start Reading Now    “I’m in the right game, you see, because it turns out that talking about things, really talking about things to people who will listen and attempt to understand, is the best hope for the future of this damaged human race.” Harvey Beam is a successful talkback radio host. His father, who […] - Read more


Q&A with Journalist Turned Author: Carrie Cox talks about her novel Afternoons With Harvey Beam

This is your first fictional novel; why did you decide to publish with Fremantle Press? I feel so fortunate that Fremantle Press chose to publish my novel. I had seen their CEO present at a Perth Writers’ Festival a few years ago and came away with the sense that this organisation is really driven by […] - Read more


Brilliant Australian Crime Debut: review of The Nowhere Child by Christian White

June 25, 2018

What if a stranger came along one day and told you that you had been kidnapped as a small child, that your parents weren’t really your parents and that your name and everything about you was fake? Probably, you’d be shaken and then you’d tell them they’re crazy, which is exactly what Kim Leamy does […] - Read more


Feel-Good Family Tale (Mostly): review of Afternoons With Harvey Beam by Carrie Cox

“I’m in the right game, you see, because it turns out that talking about things, really talking about things to people who will listen and attempt to understand, is the best hope for the future of this damaged human race.” Harvey Beam is a successful talkback radio host. His father, who never really loved him, […] - Read more


What Makes a Good Book Review?

June 21, 2018

Book reviews are about helping readers decide whether they’d like to read a book. With the launch of Better Reading’s Preview, we thought we’d pass on a few tips about what we think makes a good book review: -A good review doesn’t simply rattle off a summary of the plot. Tell us what you thought […] - Read more

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I Am Woman: Read a sample chapter of J.D. Barrett’s The Upside of Over

June 20, 2018

Start Reading Now   To the average outside observer, Olivia Law seems to have it all: handsome husband, gorgeous house, and a glamorous job as Australia’s most beloved TV newsreader. But behind closed doors Olivia’s marriage is crumbling, and when she arrives home one night she finds her husband has left, unannounced. After a few […] - Read more


The Perfect Crime…Or Is It? Read a sample chapter of Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Read Sample Chapter Now Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. It takes an age. However long you think it takes, double that. I’m not a bad person. Or maybe I am. Maybe you should decide?  Erin and Mark seem to have it all – she’s a […] - Read more