Authors Share Summer Reading Recommendations at Our Christmas Party

Authors Share Summer Reading Recommendations at Our Christmas Party

Our Facebook Live Christmas Party was an absolute blast! We loved chatting to special guest authors Monica McInerney, Anna Downes, Chris Hammer, Tim Ayliffe, Julietta Henderson and Candice Fox about their books and what they will be reading over Christmas. They shared so many fabulous reads, continue reading for the full list…

Monica McInerney

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

The Stoning by Peter Papathanasiou

Love & Virtue by Diana Reid

Silverview by John le Carre

Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

Pony by R.J. Palacio

My Friend Fox by Heidi Everett

Anna Downes

The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart

I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver

The Enemy Within by Tim Ayliffe

The Good Mother by Rae Cairns

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Luminous Solution by Charlotte Wood

Chris Hammer

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor

Those Who Perish by Emma Viskic

Tim Ayliffe

Three Dangerous Men by Seth Jones

The Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard

The Good Mother by Rae Cairns

The Safe Place by Anna Downes

The Director by David Ignatius

Julietta Henderson

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Oh William! By Elizabeth Strout

Candice Fox

The Second Son by Loraine Peck

Cold Case Investigations by Xanthe Mallett

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                      Julietta Henderson
                      About the author

                      Julietta Henderson

                      Julietta Henderson grew up in the rainforests of North Queensland, and developed her passion for the written word producing 'magazines' for school friends and neighbours with her sister. She has worked her way through jobs as diverse as bicycle tour guide in Tuscany, nanny in the Italian Alps and breakfast waitress in the wilds of Scotland. Like many Australians, her love affair with Europe began when she came to London and stayed for more than a decade. Now a full-time writer, Julietta divides her life between Melbourne, the UK and wherever else she can find winter.

                      Books by Julietta Henderson

                      Anna Downes
                      About the author

                      Anna Downes

                      Anna Downes grew up in Sheffield, UK. She studied drama at Manchester before winning a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and moving to London to pursue an acting career. Her acting credits include EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, and Dalziel and Pascoe, as well as a long-running stage production of The Dresser in London’s West End.In 2009 she left to go travelling with her Australian partner, a trip that included a stint working as a live-in housekeeper on a remote French estate, where the seeds for The Safe Place were sown. Anna now lives on the Central Coast with her husband and two children. The Safe Place is being published simultaneously in the US and the UK, with several other countries to follow.

                      Books by Anna Downes

                      Chris Hammer
                      About the author

                      Chris Hammer

                      Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. He has reported from more than thirty countries on six continents. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, current affairs correspondent for SBS TV and a senior political journalist for The Age. His first book, The River, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award and the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award. Scrublands, his first novel, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for Best Debut Fiction at the Indie Book Awards, shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and won the UK Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Debut Dagger Award. His second novel, Silver, was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the 2020 ABA Booksellers' Choice Book of the Year Award, and longlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Chris has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra with his wife, Dr Tomoko Akami. The couple have two children.

                      Books by Chris Hammer

                      Tim Ayliffe
                      About the author

                      Tim Ayliffe

                      Tim Ayliffe has been a journalist for almost 20 years and is the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News. He has also worked as TV News Editor for ABC News and the Executive Producer of ABC News Breakfast. Before joining the ABC in 2006, Tim worked in London for Sky News as a digital and television journalist. The Greater Good is the first book in a three-book series featuring John Bailey. When he's not writing or chasing news stories Tim rides bikes and surfs. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Justine Dougherty, and their two children, Penelope and Arthur.

                      Books by Tim Ayliffe

                      Candice Fox
                      About the author

                      Candice Fox

                      Hades, Candice Fox's first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back to back. All her subsequent novels – FallCrimson Lake, Redemption Point and Gone by Midnight – have been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award.In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in the US and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their subsequent novels Fifty FiftyLiar Liar and Hush Hush have all been massive bestsellers across the world. Their most recent collaboration, The Inn, was released in August 2019.Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.

                      Books by Candice Fox

                      Monica McInerney
                      About the author

                      Monica McInerney

                      One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for ItUpside Down Inside OutSpin the BottleThe Alphabet SistersFamily BaggageThose Faraday Girls, At Home with the Templetons, Lola's Secret, The House of Memories, Hello from the Gillespies, The Trip of a Lifetime and The Godmothers, and a short story collection, All Together Now. Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. In 2006 Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.

                      Books by Monica McInerney

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