March - June 2018

Murnane Collected coverIn June 2018 Gerald Murnane was shorlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary award for his novel Border Districts. The winner will be announced August 26 2018.

Gerald Murnane’s Collected Short Fiction was published in April, and includes works out of print for decades. Border Districts, Murnane's final new work of fiction, was released in November.

Both Border Districts and Collected Short Fiction were also released in the US in April by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Reason and lovelessness coverBarry Hill's latest book, Reason and Lovelessness, Essays, Encounters, Reviews 1980-2017 was published in March 2018 by Monash University Press.

"Barry Hill’s collection of essays from the last four decades is commanding and impressive. Few could match his range of subjects: from Tagore to John Berger, Lucian Freud to Christina Stead – all, for the most part, carried off with aplomb."

~ Patrick McCaughey, Australian Book Review

Little stowaway cover

Vicki Bennett's latest book, The Little Stowaway, tells the story of a french orphan smuggled to Australia and was published by Scholastic in March 2018.