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On memory, trust, and the importance of place: Q&A with J.P. Pomare, author of Call Me Evie

January 23, 2019

About the author: J.P. Pomare is an award-winning writer who has had work published in journals including Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Takahe and Mascara Literary Review. He has hosted the On Writing podcast since 2015 featuring bestselling authors from around the globe. He was born in New Zealand and resides in Melbourne with his wife. Call Me Evie is his first novel. Purchase a […] - Read more

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Red-Herrings and Clues to be Solved: Read an extract from The Rumour by Lesley Kara

Start Reading Now ‘It’s happening again. Don’t ask me how I know, I just do. I see it in the roll of the waves, the way they’re bearing in at a slant. Fast. Restless. I feel it in the nip of the air on my skin, smell it in the rotting leaves and damp earth, […] - Read more

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Boundary-Defying Love Story: Q&A with Bridget Collins about her new book The Binding

About the author: Bridget Collins trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after reading English at King’s College, Cambridge. She is the author of seven acclaimed books for young adults and has had two plays produced, one at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Binding is her first adult novel. […] - Read more


Learning Curve: Jessica Dettmann on motherhood in the 21st century

About the author: Jessica Dettmann is a Sydney-based writer and performer. Her blog, Life With Gusto, turns a sharp but affectionate eye on modern parenthood. She has performed her work several times at Giant Dwarf’s Story Club, and has appeared on their podcast. After a decade working as an editor for Random House Australia and […] - Read more


7 Ways To Read More Books This Year

Every New Year, most book-lovers have the same resolution – to read more books than they did last year. It’s a goal that in theory, seems easily reached. After all, if you love books, reading is one of life’s real pleasures, so the prospect of reading even more is appealing to the max. The problem […] - Read more

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All the Tears in China by Sulari Gentill: Your Preview Verdict

Our latest Preview title was All the Tears in China by Sulari Gentill – an outstanding Rowland Sinclair story that throws a classic murder mystery into a glitzy, glamourous, tawdry and dangerous world, entrancing both new and old readers. We’ve collected all of your Preview reviews to see what readers thought of the book, and the results […] - Read more


Beautiful and Terrifying: Q&A with Louisa Luna on writing Two Girls Down

About the author: Louisa Luna is the author of the novels Brave New Girl, Crooked, and Serious As A Heart Attack. She was born and raised in the city of San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Purchase a copy of Two Girls Down here Read our full review of Two Girls Down here  […] - Read more

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Win a free advanced copy of The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

January 22, 2019

Keen to read Alice Clark-Platts’s chilling new thriller, The Flower Girls, before anyone else? We have four advanced copies to give away – just fill in this form for your chance to win! This giveaway closes at 9pm on Saturday 26 January 2019, and terms and conditions can be found here:   - Read more


A World Divided: Read an extract from The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Start Reading Now From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons – and the women who must lead the fight to save it. A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet […] - Read more