The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. This year the awards go to
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (Dominic Smith, A&U)
Everywhere I Look (Helen Garner, Text)
The Dry (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Pan)
Circle (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)
The shortlisted titles are here
Title: A woman looking at men looking at woman: essays on art, sex and the mind
Author: Siri Hustvedt
Reviewed by Katherine
A collection of essays on art, feminism psychology, philosophy and science, this book is not for the faint hearted. Siri Hustvedt has brought her formidable intellect to the topic of biology and how the human intellect works as she discusses the bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Continue reading
The 1st Wed Reading Group at Parramatta Library discussed ‘The good people‘ by Hannah Kent.
This is the second novel written by Hannah Kent after much acclaimed Burial rites.
‘Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference. Continue reading
If you’re looking for more books to read, here is a very comprehensive list form Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) which has announced its longlist 2017.