Book Review: Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere

Dreams They Forgot About the Book: Two sisters await the tidal wave predicted for 1970s Adelaide after Premier Don Dunstan decriminalises homosexuality. An interstate family drive is complicated by the father's memory of sighting UFOs. Two women drive from Melbourne to Sydney to see the Harbour Bridge before it's finished. An isolated family tries to … Continue reading Book Review: Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere

Book Review: Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvery

Ordinary Matter... About the Book: Inspired by the twenty times women have won Nobel Prizes for science, this short-story collection from award-winning writer Laura Elvery is a dazzling, thought-provoking follow-up to Trick of the Light. In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. … Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvery

Jolley Prize 2019 (Winner): ‘The Point-Blank Murder’ by Sonja Dechian

Sonja Dechian is the winner of the 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. She receives $5,000 for her story ‘The Point-Blank Murder’. Dechian was announced as the winner of the Jolley Prize by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke at a special ceremony at Readings Hawthorn on 11 September that featured readings from all three … Continue reading Jolley Prize 2019 (Winner): ‘The Point-Blank Murder’ by Sonja Dechian

Book Review: The Duchess’s Tattoo by Daisy Goodwin

The Duchess’s Tattoo... About the Book: Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. In "The Duchess’s Tattoo", Cora … Continue reading Book Review: The Duchess’s Tattoo by Daisy Goodwin

Book Review: Heroines – An Anthology of Short Fiction and Poetry edited by Sarah Nicholson and Caitlin White

Heroines… About the Book: For a time, it seemed that a great storehouse of women’s treasure had been forever lost; the stories of heroines who had awoken to the call to adventure, and faced down challenges, in order to bring the gifts born through their trials into the world. The Heroines Anthology tells tales from … Continue reading Book Review: Heroines – An Anthology of Short Fiction and Poetry edited by Sarah Nicholson and Caitlin White

Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

A Very Murderous Christmas... About the Book: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill to all men, as families and friends come together to forget their differences and … Continue reading Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford