The long awaited new novel from Tim Winton begins with a hangover and a wet patch on the carpet the size of a coffee table.
Haven’t we all been there?
Tough, tender and funny, this is urban Winton on full power, it’s a proper belter.
All the Birds, Singing
Now in paperback Evie’s wonderful, mysterious, novel about a woman named Jake and a dog named Dog. Deservedly on the new Miles Franklin shortlist along with Eyrie, above.
The Trip to Echo Spring
Also now in paperback, Olivia Laing’s part travelogue, part biographical meditation that beautifully delineates the alcoholic lives of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Tennesse Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver as the author crosses America in search of them.
Biography of one of our favourite writers. If you haven’t read the Rabbit books, make it your mission. Many of his characters liked the ladies. Turns out he did too.