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We had joyful news this month with one of our favourite authors Tara June Winch winning the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her extraordinary novel The Yield has been a non-stop bestseller for us since its release last year and we're thrilled to see new readers eager to engage with Tara's work. Our heartfelt congratulations to Tara on her well-deserved win!
"Charlotte McConaghy’s forthcoming novel is set in a near-future where mass extinction events have become horrifyingly common thanks to climate change and humanity’s inaction. The Last Migration is an excoriating, galvanising and deeply affecting read which has left me aching.
The story begins with our narrator Franny Stone trying to talk her way onto one of the last remaining commercial fishing boats. Franny is determined to follow the Arctic tern all the way to Antarctica in what could very well be their final (and fatal) migration attempt, and this is the only way she can do it. The Last Migration is a concise epic; in less than 300 pages we forge through the sea and cross the globe, chasing the trail of the longest animal migration and riding the turbulent waves of wild-hearted Franny’s life.
I started reading The Last Migration on the train to work one day and became so absorbed I almost missed my stop. I stayed up too late reading because I didn’t want to put it down. I cried on another train to work when I finished it. This is a beauty not to be missed when it’s released in August."
— Reviewed by Kate
We have been excited to read My Tidda, My Sister—a collection of stories of strength and resilience from Australia's first women—since we first learned of its publication. The phenomenal Marlee Silva is a 24-year-old Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman and the founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas, a social media initiative and podcast dedicated to celebrating Indigenous women and girls through storytelling (if you don't follow/subscribe already, make sure you check it out). Here Silva has compiled a diverse and affecting collection of Indigenous female experiences to address the idea that 'you can’t be what you can’t see'. For non-Indigenous women, My Tidda, My Sister demonstrates the diversity of what success can look like and offers an insight into the lives of their Indigenous sisters and peers. These stories sit alongside vibrant artwork by contemporary Aboriginal artist Rachael Sarra. In our opinion, this is a must-read and we can't wait to check it out.
"Meg Mason's forthcoming novel is devastating and hilarious, tender and furious, compassionate and cutting. I read an early unedited copy of Sorrow and Bliss early this year and have been bursting to share it with readers ever since. It tells the story of Martha, from childhood through to the present day; from before a switch was flicked in her mind through the following twenty years of fallout, of grappling with who she is and why she is that way, and who she could be. Filled with acute observations on family, womanhood and mental health, it is intensely moving. I'm getting so worked up just writing about it! I adore this novel. I can't wait to read it again."
— Reviewed by Kate