Many people turn their attention across the ocean to British authors and their work, but there is so much great writing coming out of, and taking place in, Australia. From literary fiction to young-adult coming-of-age to nonfiction travelogues, there is something for everyone to listen to.
From the author of the award-winning The Slap. Daniel Kelly has astonishing talent in the swimming pool. It silences the rich boys at the private school he attends on a scholarship. Everything Danny and his family has done and sacrificed has been for his talentâ€¦but what happens when that talent fails?
Listen to an excerpt Barracuda
After spending years in Paris making high-end dresses, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. This darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture is also a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet.
Listen to an excerpt The Dressmaker
This iconic fantasy series begins with Sabriel. She has lived outside the Old Kingdom, away from Free Magic and the Dead who donâ€™t die. But her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, goes missing, and she must cross back into that world to find him, confronting evil and discovering her destiny.
Listen to an excerpt Sabriel
From the author of Big Little Lies comes a heartfelt story about whether itâ€™s possible to start over. Alice Love is twenty-nine, in love with her husband, and pregnant with her first child. Suddenly though, she awakes on the floor of a gym after sustaining a head injury, to discover sheâ€™s actually thirty-nine, going through a divorce, and has three children. She must reconstruct the last decade of her life and decide if forgetting is a blessing or a curse.
Listen to an excerpt What Alice Forgot
Rachel and Henry, former best friends, find their way back to each other in a secondhand bookstore full of secrets, crushes, and second chances, with the help of letters hidden in the pages of books. This is a beautiful exploration of grief, hope, and love.
Listen to an excerpt Words in Deep Blue