Monday, March 14, 2016
Book News/Reviews from The Sydney Morning Herald
Thuy On This book about the 2004 murder of a Perth teenager is an unnerving account of a true crime filtered through personal experience.
Anna Creer Euro Crime. Three for a Sunday
Victoria Lambert 'Geeky' Oxford graduate LS Hilton has written a sexy thriller that brings reality to adult themes.
KAREN HARDY Olga Lorenzo examines issues of difference and acceptance in her writing.
JASON STEGER Graham Swift's new novella, Mothering Sunday, is a sort of fairytale about the emergence of a writer from the most unlikely circumstances.
JASON STEGER Matthew Lamb wins the Hazel Rowley fellowship and sets his sights on Frank Moorhouse.
Alison Broinowski Kishore Mahbubani, The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World, New York: Public Affairs
Jeff Popple Fans of conspiracy thrillers will enjoy this intriguing debut novel.
Frank O'Shea THE MANNER OF THEIR GOING. Prime Ministerial Exits from Lyne to Abbott. By Norman Abjorensen. Australian Scholarly Publishing. $44.
JASON STEGER He might have turned his hand to fiction, but politics still defines this former MP.
SUSAN WYNDHAM ''I've gone from writing and living to being an archive," says Frank Moorhouse, the subject two biographies under way.
Will Kostakis was Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year in 2005. He dabbled in celebrity journalism and reality TV before he turned to writing fiction for young adults. His first novel was published when he was 19 and his third, The Sidekicks, about teenage friendship, is out now from Penguin.
David Astle If you'd like less weasel language printed on your egg carton, then sign the petition on Choice's website.
Dorothy Johnston Olga Lorenzo's long-awaited second novel doesn't disappoint. It sets an individual's moral conscience against society's judgments.
Simon Caterson Larissa Behrendt gives long overdue recognition to the Indigenous people who featured in a sensational story.
Kerryn Goldsworthy Short reviews of fiction from Clare Morrall, Cameron Raynes, Christian Schunemann & Jelena Volic, and Rob Doyle.
Jane Sullivan There are plenty of children around the world who wouldn't recognise themselves in most children's books. But now there's a push for greater diversity.