Literary / Australian, Pacific, Oceanian and Polynesian literature

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

New & Noteworthy

Best Selling

New Releases

Our Selection

Awards

 

Language

English (27)

French (40)

German (0)

Spanish (33)

Italian (24)

 

Category

Delete Literary

 

Origin

Delete Australian, Pacific, Oceanian and Polynesian literature

 

Audience

Adult (27)

 

Origin

Australian (22)

 

Protection

All (27)

DRM Free (1)

DRM (26)

More options

Boy Swallows Universe

by Trent Dalton

An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy’s coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close...


No More Boats

by Felicity Castagna

A finalist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2018, No More Boats is not only a riveting story of a modern family it directly addresses issues that many nations around the world are grappling with as never...


Surviving Hal

by Penny Flanagan

Mothers-in-law are famous for being difficult but when Nell marries Andy it’s her father-in-law, Hal, who is the problem. A corrosive force in his own family, Hal is a truly ugly Australian who spreads his...


Francis Plug

by Paul Ewen

FRANCIS PLUG is back. The lovable misfit is now adjusting to life as a newly published author. Interviews and publicity are coming his way, not to mention considerable acclaim. But Francis can’t understand...


The Wish Child

by Catherine Chidgey

“ A tour de force, a work of art, an insightful commentary on the horrors and pointlessness of war and violence, a love story . . . so beautifully written that it hurts . . . Gripping from start to finish...


The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her

It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned...


The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

by Holly Ringland

Winner, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year

An enchanting and captivating novel about how our untold stories haunt us — and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

After her family suffers a tragedy,...


Border Districts

by Gerald Murnane

A bittersweet farewell to the world and the word by the Australian master

“The mind is a place best viewed from borderlands . . .”

Border Districts, purportedly the Australian master Gerald Murnane’s final...


All Day at the Movies

by Fiona Kidman

The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle family, first encountered in Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café

When war widow Irene Sandle...


The Family Next Door

by Sally Hepworth

America's next favorite Australian author!

"With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review...


The Life to Come

Miles Franklin Award 2018

by Michelle de Kretser

  • de Kretser is a master of immersive detail; she tells her story as much through a series of intimately recalled, gorgeously memorable images as she does her charming cast of characters
  • The Life to Come weaves...

  • A Loving, Faithful Animal

    by Josephine Rowe

    Market

  • Smart, literary-inclined readers who voraciously read and recommend books
  • Book clubs, particularly those focused on family relationships, travel, and Australian history
  • Groups or organizations centered...

  • See What I Have Done

    by Sarah Schmidt

    Lizzie Borden took an axe

    And gave her mother forty whacks.

    When she saw what she had done,

    She gave her father forty-one.

    Or did she?

    In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one...


    The Waiting Room

    by Leah Kaminsky

    The Waiting Room is both haunted, and haunting.”—Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March

    The Waiting Room unfolds over the course of a single, life-changing day, but the story it tells...


    Nine Island

    by Jane Alison

    “Nine Island is a crackling incantation, brittle and brilliant and hot and sad and full of sideways humor that devastates and illuminates all at once.” —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

    Nine Island...


    The Garden Party

    by Katherine Mansfield

    Introduction by Colm Tóibín

    In fifteen funny, colorful, poignant and mysterious stories, the irreverent modernist Katherine Mansfield, a friend and contemporary of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, examines...


    Springtime: A Ghost Story

    by Michelle de Kretser

    When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne, he was married with a young son. Now that the couple has moved to subtropical Sydney, a lusher and more chaotic city, Frances has an unshakable sense that the...


    Goddess

    by Kelly Gardiner

    A sparkling, witty and compelling novel based on the tragic rise and fall of the beautiful seventeenth century swordswoman and opera singer, Julie d'Aubigny (also known as La Maupin), a woman whose story is...


    Cloudstreet

    Miles Franklin Award 1992

    by Tim Winton

    From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

    After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the...


    The Night Guest

    by Fiona McFarlane

    A mesmerizing first novel about trust, dependence, and fear, from a major new writer

    Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. Her routines are few and small....