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26 We Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver 27 Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist 28 Infrared, Nancy Huston 29 Triptych, Krissy Kneen 30 The Cook, Wayne Macauley 32 Ragnarok, A. S. Byatt 33 Here on Earth, Tim Flannery 34 Campaign Ruby, Jessica Rudd

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Go the Fuck to Sleep, Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés Whispering Death, Garry Disher Bed, David Whitehouse The Vanishing Act, Mette Jakobsen No Angel, Jay Dobyns

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Grow Up, Ben Brooks The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose Burning Bright, Ron Rash Kinglake-350, Adrian Hyland Griffith REVIEW 33: Such is Life Violin Lessons, Arnold Zable Harbour, John Ajvide Lindqvist Turn of Mind, Alice LaPlante Free Fall, Nicolai Lilin

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After Romulus, Raimond Gaita Sarah Thornhill, Kate Grenville The Romantic, Kate Holden The Conflict, Elisabeth Badinter Monsoon Bride, Michelle Aung Thin Hand Me Down World, Lloyd Jones Jack and Jill, Helen Hodgman

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Ruby Blues, Jessica Rudd Fall Girl, Toni Jordan Griffith REVIEW 34: New Fiction Edition The Year of the Hare, Arto Paasilinna Among the Islands, Tim Flannery The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman Atrocitology, Matthew White

December 42 Rules of the Game, Neil Strauss

48 All I Ever Wanted, Vikki Wakefield 49 The Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing 50 The Bridge, Jane Higgins 52 The Apothecary, Maile Meloy 53 Stay with Me, Paul Griffin 54 The Mask of Destiny, Richard Newsome 55 YA backlist highlights 57 print & audio stocklist 62 ebook stocklist 64 rights & distribution

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Adam Mansbach Illustrations by Ricardo Cortés Go the Fuck to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. With illustrations by Ricardo Cortés, Go the Fuck to Sleep is beautiful, subversive and pants-wettingly funny—a book for parents new, old and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.

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‘The language? WTF! This hilarious, politically incorrect book is totally correct about the feelings of sleepless, brain-dead parents.’ Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic, mother of one

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. He is the 2010–11 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, New Jersey. His daughter, Vivien, is three. adammansbach.com Ricardo Cortés has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team and Chinese food. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on The O’Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is working on a book about the history of Coca-Cola and cocaine. rmcortes.com FICTION HB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758843 • 32 pp • $17.95 rights held: ANZ UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada): Canongate Books other rights: Akashic Books

‘A children’s book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud—hilarious!’ David Byrne, musician, father of one

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‘One of the best writers in the country.’ Australian

Garry Disher

In his sixth Peninsula murder mystery, Garry Disher keeps the tension and intrigue ramped up exquisitely on multiple fronts, while he takes his characters in compelling new directions. This is a grand master of the police procedural operating at the peak of his craft.

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS PENINSULA MYSTERY, BLOOD MOON

‘Leaves the reader wanting more.’ Australian Book Review ‘One of the best writers in the country… Blood Moon is a fine example of just how good crime writing can be.’ Australian ‘A rare pleasure.’ New York Times

Garry Disher has published over forty titles—fiction, children’s books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Mornington Peninsula mysteries. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime Novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

DARREN JAMES

A rapist in a police uniform is stalking Inspector Hal Challis’s Peninsula beat, a serial armed robber is headed his way, and he’s been confronted with a home invasion that’s a little too close to home. Not to mention a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on his patch. On top of all that, Challis has been carpeted by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts and he’s missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas on a study tour. Meanwhile, at the Waterloo Police Station, something interesting is going on between Constable Pam Murphy and Jeannie Schiff, the feisty young sergeant on secondment from the Sex Crimes Unit.

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David Whitehouse Mal wasn’t like the other kids. He was born to do incredible things, or so his family thought. Then one day he went to bed, never to get out again. This is the story of the twenty years of eating it took Mal to become the fattest man in the world. The sheet that grew into the skin of his back. The fan mail he received. The TV crews who wanted to show him to the world. This is the story of how Mal became a planet, and his family became moons, caught in his orbit. Now Mal’s death may be the only thing that can save his family— because his life has destroyed it.

David Whitehouse was born in 1981. His journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent, Esquire and Time Out, and has won awards from The Times and the Evening Standard. His first short film, ‘The Archivist’, screened at film festivals including Seattle and Berlin. Bed is his first novel. David lives in London. bydavidwhitehouse.com

‘The best new novel I’ve read in ages.’ Guardian ‘Staggering, inventive and heartbreakingly beautiful.’ Esquire ‘A soulful meditation on a fraternal love as singular as it is universal.’ Teddy Wayne, author of Kapitoil

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Mette Jakobsen This is a story about a snow-covered island you won’t find on any map. It’s Minou’s story. A year ago, the morning after the circus, her mama walked out into the rain and never came back. It’s a story about a magician and a priest and a dog called No Name. It’s about Papa’s endless hunt for the truth. It’s about a dead boy who listens, and Minou’s search for Mama’s voice. And it’s about discovering what love is. The Vanishing Act, Mette Jakobsen’s spellbinding debut novel, is a story you will never forget. ‘A perfectly poised, fable-like tale of loss, written with delightful whimsy, deep empathy and a beguiling sense of innocence. This book is a gem.’ Graeme Base ‘A beautiful, moving fable. The Vanishing Act is one of the best books I have read in a long time.’ Eva Hornung

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‘A stunning new voice for fans of literary fiction… a thoroughly modern Hans Christian Andersen fairytale.’ HHHHH Bookseller+Publisher Mette Jakobsen was born in Denmark in 1964, and now lives in Sydney. She is the author of several plays. She holds degrees in philosophy and creative writing. The Vanishing Act is her first novel. FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758195 • 240 pp • $23.95 rights held: world rights sold: Canada—HarperCollins Canada; Germany—Bloomsbury; The Netherlands—Atlas; US—W. W. Norton & Co.

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My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels

Jay Dobyns As told to Nils Johnson-Shelton

Would you go to the gates of hell for your job? In 2001 an American federal agent did just that. No Angel reveals, in unflinching detail, how for one year Jay ‘Bird’ Dobyns infiltrated the Hells Angels and their seductive underworld of allegiances, violence and high-speed living. Bird left his family safe in suburbia and stepped into the Hells Angels’ clubhouse and their web of organised crime. He dealt stolen arms and drank with wanted criminals. He listened to the tales of broken men and women driven into the tattooed arms of biker gangs. And all along, whether on the open road or in seedy backrooms, death was only one wrong move away. This book is a wild ride through one of the world’s most violent, unpredictable organisations. No Angel screams along with the noise, power and force of the Hells Angels in full formation.

‘A hardboiled, rapid-fire memoir that is tough, tense and terrifying.’ Andrew Rule, co-author of the Underbelly true crime series

Jay Dobyns joined the American Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 1987, and within ten days was held hostage and shot in the chest. Between 2001 and 2003 he infiltrated the Hells Angels as an undercover agent. Jay was offered membership into the gang after proving that he was just as lethal as any other Angel. jaydobyns.com twitter.com/jaydobyns

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Ben Brooks ‘Jasper?’ ‘Who is it?’ ‘Abby.’ ‘Uh. Hi, Abby.’ ‘My period is late by two weeks.’ Pause. ‘My period is late by two weeks, Jasper.’

turns, Grow Up is a future classic, packed full of funny, smart, entertaining swagger. A comedy in three parts, it offers a revelatory portrait of the pills, thrills and bellyaches of growing up today. ‘Ben Brooks is a magical imp who pumps out dark nuggets of poetry and makes you snort with laughter.’ Noel Fielding

‘THEN FUCKING HURRY IT UP.’

Jasper has his hands full. Finishing high school would be hard enough without a mother pushing him to overachieve, and his friends pushing drugs down his throat. And then there’s his stepdad, the murderer. Hilarious and heartbreaking by

‘A new literary bomb…I’m so excited.’ Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes ‘Liquid gold.’ Observer

CHARLOTTE ADLARD

Tears (not mine). ‘I think I’m pregnant, Jasper.’ ‘I’m sorry, I think you have the wrong number.’ I hang up. I am insensitive and cruel. I am scared.

Ben Brooks is nineteen years old and lives in Gloucestershire. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology. Grow Up is his fifth published novel. anineffableplayforvoices.blogspot.com twitter.com/ben_brooks

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The official companion book to the HBO® miniseries available on DVD and Blu-Ray

Hugh Ambrose’s bestseller follows the struggles and triumphs of four US Marines and a US Navy carrier pilot fighting in the Pacific region during World War II. Built on hundreds of hours of testimony, as well as diaries, letters and memoirs, The Pacific tells the true stories of men who put their lives on the line for the Allied forces; men who were dispatched to the other side of the world to fight an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender; men who suffered hardship and humiliation in POW camps; men who witnessed casualties among soldiers and civilians alike; and men whose medals came at a shocking price— a price paid in full. ‘Extremely good…The TV series might offer us a glimpse of that distant conflict in the Pacific. Hugh Ambrose’s book gives us the greatest generation in the round.’ Scotsman ‘A brutal account…for those who want more of the nightmare of those foxholes after ten hours of The Pacific, this book is for you.’ The Times

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Hugh Ambrose is a noted historian and was a consultant on the documentary Price for Peace, for which Steven Spielberg and Stephen Ambrose were the executive producers. He was a consultant to his father on his books, and the historical consultant on the HBO® miniseries The Pacific. Ambrose is also the former vice-president of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, and has led battlefield tours through Europe and along the Pacific Rim. He lives in Helena, Montana. The Pacific is an HBO® miniseries presentation, in association with Sky Movies, of a Playtone and Dreamworks Production executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producing team behind the Emmy® Awardwinning and Golden Globe®-winning 2001 HBO® miniseries Band of Brothers. The epic ten-part miniseries tracks the intertwined journeys of three US Marines—Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda)—from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rainforests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.

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Ron Rash

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Winner of the Frank O’Con nor International Short Story Award, 2010

Set in Appalachia, from towns plagued by poverty to barren farms, from the Civil War to the present day, these twelve stories are populated by characters who struggle through their lives, proud and tough, like the land itself. A farmer wonders what is stealing his hens’ eggs. A baited trap catches an unexpected thief. A pawnshop owner trades on the stolen goods of local meth addicts, like his own nephew—who is doing more than just stealing from his parents. A woman from a small town marries an outsider. Her love for him battles with her suspicions that he is the source of the fires ravaging the mountains. A young boy, the child of meth-addicted parents, sits in the remains of a crashed plane and lovingly tends to a pair of frozen corpses. This brilliant collection of short stories by a New York Times bestselling author and a master of the form will burn bright in your mind long after you have finished reading.

‘Burning Bright finds a narrow sweet spot between Raymond Carver’s minimalism and William Faulkner’s gothic.’ Washington Post ‘Elegantly sophisticated work…Rash certainly knows how to rivet attention.’ New York Times ‘Burning Bright is raw, honest and assured.’ San Francisco Chronicle ‘A searing collection.’ Kirkus Book Reviews Ron Rash is a multi-award-winning poet, short-story writer and novelist. His novel Serena was a New York Times bestseller, and earned him comparisons to John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina. FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758508 • 224 pp • $22.95 rights held: ANZ UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada): Canongate Books other rights: David Higham Associates

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Adrian Hyland Kinglake-350 to VKC. Urgent, do you read me? The fire’s here now. God help us. Kinglake-350 is a masterpiece of writing about family, community, country life and what happens when a day of ultimate terror arrives. Adrian Hyland takes a dramatic and compelling sequence of events on that day and weaves them into a picture of universal significance and deep fascination. On 7 February 2009 Roger Wood was the police officer in charge of Kinglake, at the epicentre of the worst bushfire disaster in Australia’s history, Black Saturday. As the firestorm engulfed the community, he risked his life, again and again, to try and save people. With the fire raging all around, he phoned home to warn his wife what was coming. She screamed that the fire had already hit their property. Then the line went dead. Black Saturday was a many-headed monster in whose wake stories of grief, heroism and desolation erupted all over the state of Victoria. This is a book about the monster—and the heroism of those who confronted it. PRAISE FOR ADRIAN HYLAND’S NOVELS

‘Hugely entertaining…a thriller that sometimes reads like a love letter to the remote communities in which Hyland has spent years.’ Sunday Age ‘Never-wavering confidence and flair to make the most seasoned of writers envious.’ Vogue ‘A beautifully paced novel that blends the best of the crime genre… with a gentle yet incisive narrative about black–white relations.’ Australian Book Review ‘A multi-textured novel written by a man with something to say…Popular literature of the stylish and substantial variety.’ Sydney Morning Herald NON-FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758263 • 336 pp • $32.95 rights held: world

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ANOTHER CAR PULLS UP at the roadblock. ‘But where are we supposed to go?’ the driver pleads when Wood doesn’t let them through. In fact, nowhere on the mountain is safe right now. Officially, he isn’t allowed to tell them anything, but he’s been letting them all know what he plans to do: shelter at the CFA. ‘Your best bet…’ He catches the look on the driver’s face—the dropped jaw, the wide eyes—and spins around. Jesus. It’s there. Exploding along the treetops, less than a hundred metres away. He’s seen bushfires before, but nothing like this, nothing this big, this close: massive whirls of naked flame, sixty, eighty metres over the trees. The first wild bolt of fear shoots through his chest. The radio is still screaming ‘Kilmore, Wandong. Kilmore!’ Still thirty k’s away! What’s this inferno doing here? How is that possible? There’s been no warning, no mention of Kinglake at all. There’s been an almighty cock-up somewhere. Roger Wood has a mental flash of what’s about to happen: Adrian Hyland lives in St Andrews, in the foothills of the Kinglake Ranges, and teaches at La Trobe University. His novels Diamond Dove and Gunshot Road are also published by Text.

chaos is breaking loose. The rules have just flown out the window, and that means it’s every man for himself. Except for him. He thumps the roof of the car. ‘Back into the CFA at Kinglake West! Safe as you’re gonna get up here today. Go! ’


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Such is Life Whatever you call it—memoir, personal essay, biography, life stories—there is insatiable hunger for the stories of real people facing impossible odds, or dealing with the mundanity of life. Such is Life showcases many such tales, and explores the way these narratives help us make sense of the world, despite conflicts about privacy, truth and perspective. Some of the hunger for these stories comes from social networking, which makes connection easier and constant. Is this a culture that welcomes difference, or one that threatens to reduce identity to formulaic ‘likes’ and consumer profiling? The best personal stories provide insights—but sometimes at considerable cost. With contributions from Australia’s leading writers, this edition of Griffith REVIEW features memoir, essays and fiction that investigate how we understand ourselves, each other and the web of life surrounding us.

‘The best literary journal in the country.’ Age ‘The best literary journal in Australia.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Admirable…a varied, impressive and international cast of authors.’ Australian ‘A cracker, a reminder of how satisfying on every level good-quality non-fiction can be.’ New Zealand Herald

Griffith REVIEW, Australia’s most awarded and extracted quarterly, is produced by Griffith University in conjunction with Text Publishing. It is edited by Julianne Schultz, a professor in the university’s Centre for Cultural Research, an acclaimed author and a member of the ABC Board. griffithreview.com

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Arnold Zable A new collection of spellbinding true stories. From the songs of Arab diva Umm Khulthum on the banks of the Tigris, to the strains of a young boy playing the violin for his mother in Melbourne, to the swing jazz of the nightclubs and cabarets of 1940s Baghdad, a fisherman playing a flute on the banks of the Mekong, and Paganini in the borderlands of eastern Poland… Music weaves its way through each of these spellbinding stories. Each tale, each fragment of music, leads to Amal, the woman who saved her life by clinging to a corpse for twenty hours alone in the sea. These are tales of hardship, of yearning and of celebration. Tales that span the globe, and bring us back to Melbourne, to the powerful and heartbreaking story of Amal—her flight from Baghdad, her fears boarding the unseaworthy boat every Australian would hear about as the SIEV X, her survival when it went down, and her desire to have her story told. ‘Maybe this is why I am alive,’ Amal says, ‘to tell the story of the people who sank in the ocean.’ ‘Arnold Zable is a true storyteller: you hear his stories, not only in your head, but also in your soul.’ Good Reading

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‘A writer who turns the unnoticed and the overlooked into something fine and lustrous.’ Courier-Mail

Arnold Zable was born in New Zealand and grew up in Melbourne. His books—most of them published by Text—include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Cafe Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven and Sea of Many Returns. He is a human rights advocate and president of the International PEN, Melbourne. arnoldzable.com

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John Ajvide Lindqvist Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

‘Lindqvist balances horror with credibly drawn feeling…and of course the setting helps enormously: they make a vivid picture, blood and snow.’ Age ‘Can a horror thriller be truly enjoyable? Certainly in the hands of Swedish author Lindqvist…Intelligent writing, poetic

imagery, a deft turn of phrase, this is no slice and dice shocker (except for the chainsaw duel).’ Adelaide Advertiser ‘MUST READ.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A magician of genre fiction…Lindqvist again trips along that thin high wire between supernatural devices and psychological verities…between monsters outside and demons within, Lindqvist covers the haunted waterfront.’ Independent

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On a winter trip home to the island of Domarö, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse. And Maja disappears, leaving not even a footprint in the snow. Two years later, Anders is alone and more or less permanently drunk. He returns to Domarö to confront his despair, and slowly realises that Maja’s disappearance is not the first inexplicable tragedy to strike the islanders. Nor is everyone telling him all they know; even his own grandmother, it seems, is keeping secrets. And what is it about the sea? There’s something very bad happening on Domarö. Something that involves the sea itself.

John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden. His first novel, Let the Right One In, was published in thirty countries and adapted into two feature films: one by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, and an English-language version directed by Matt Reeves, Let Me In. His novels Handling the Undead and Little Star are also published by Text.

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Alice LaPlante Dr Jennifer White’s lifelong friend Amanda is dead—murdered. Four of her fingers were surgically removed after death, and Dr White is the main suspect. But she doesn’t know if she did it. As the police investigation closes in, dementia takes hold of White, and she searches her everfragmented mind for images of herself in Amanda’s house that day. Is her shattered memory preventing her from finding the truth or helping her to hide it? Turn of Mind is a remarkable debut: literary novel and thriller, and a stunning exploration of a crumbling reality. Through White’s eloquent, fractured voice, Alice LaPlante examines the frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence. ‘Really terrific—ambitious, clever and human.’ Nicci French

‘Wonderful. This harrowing exploration of the slow disintegration of the mind is deeply touching and utterly heartbreaking, while also being a compelling page-turner. I loved it.’ S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep ‘A masterful accomplishment.’ Joyce Maynard

Alice LaPlante is an awardwinning writer who teaches at San Francisco State University and Stanford University, where she received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and held a Jones Lectureship. Raised in Chicago, she now lives with her family in Northern California. Turn of Mind is her first novel.

‘LaPlante’s characters are completely convincing, the plotting masterful.’ Donna Leon

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A Sniper’s Story

Nicolai Lilin

Translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards

He was lying down straight, his legs extended, his hands joined over his heart, as if before dying he had tried to keep his soul from escaping. His face was completely white, his skin looked like marble, all taut over his bones, the veins on his neck and temples black. His eyes wide open, so black you couldn’t tell their colour. Free Fall is a brutal and engrossing war memoir told through the eyes of a young soldier. Nicolai Lilin was conscripted and trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian special forces regiment called the Saboteurs. This elite band, operating outside traditional military codes, fought their way through multiple assignments in the inhospitable terrain of Chechnya. Unflinching and unforgiving, Free Fall is a gripping account of one man’s experiences in a controversial and bloody war. PRAISE FOR LILIN’S BESTSELLING MEMOIR SIBERIAN EDUCATION

‘A fascinating and very readable account of life in the Siberian criminal underground.’ Rusty Young, author of Marching Powder ‘Terrifying, fascinating, horrific and violent.’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Young Stalin ‘Makes most of what we call true crime writing seem insipid… a marvellous and illuminating book.’ Irvine Welsh

Nicolai Lilin was born in 1981 and grew up in the small republic of Transnistria, which declared its independence in 1990 but has never been recognised. Lilin left home to fight in the Russian army against the Chechens. Lilin later lived in Ireland, before moving to Italy, where he works as a tattooist in Turin. nicolaililin.com NON-FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758409 • 400 pp • $34.95 rights held: ANZ world English: Canongate Books other rights: Einaudi

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‘In everything that Raimond Gaita writes we sense a generous heart at work, as well as a lucid intelligence.’ J. M. Coetzee

Raimond Gaita People have often asked me how I survived my childhood reasonably sane. They think it was because my father and Hora loved me deeply and that I never doubted it. But as much as— perhaps more than—that, it was the fact that I came to see the world in the light that my father’s goodness cast upon it.

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In 1998 Raimond Gaita’s Romulus, My Father was first published—the story of his father who came to Australia from Europe with his young wife, Christine, and their four-year-old son after the end of the Second World War. In the isolated landscape of country Victoria, Christine succumbed to mental illness, and a series of tragedies befell the family. Described by Richard Flanagan as ‘a profound meditation on love and death, madness and truth, judgment and compassion’, Romulus, My Father became a classic book and was turned into a highly acclaimed film. Now, thirteen years later, Raimond Gaita has put together this collection of essays in which he reflects on the writing of the book, the making of the film, his relationship to the desolate beauty of the central Victorian landscape, his father and, most movingly, the presence and absence of his mother and his unassuaged longing for her. Raimond Gaita was born in Germany in 1946. He is a professorial fellow in the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, and emeritus professor of moral philosophy at King’s College, London.

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A new novel about the family we first met in The Secret River

Kate Grenville From the beginning Jack and I was friends. Somehow our way of looking at things fitted together. He never called me Dolly, the way the others did, only my full and proper name. Sarah Thornhill is the youngest child of William Thornhill, convict-turnedlandowner on the Hawkesbury River. She grows up in the fine house her father is so proud of, a strong-willed young woman who’s certain where her future lies. She’s known Jack Langland since she was a child, and always loved him. But the past is waiting in ambush with its dark legacy. There’s a secret in Sarah’s family, something kept hidden from the world and from her. A secret Jack can’t live with. A secret that changes everything, for both of them. Kate Grenville takes us back to the early Australia of The Secret River and the Thornhill family. This is Sarah’s story. It’s a story of tangled secrets, a story of loss and unlooked-for happiness, and a story about the silent spaces of the past. ‘Grenville inhabits characters with a rare completeness…She writes with a poet’s sense of rhythm and imagery.’ Guardian

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‘Grenville’s craft is, as always, astounding, deftly melding subject and metaphor, story and image.’ Canberra Times Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s finest writers. She won the Orange Prize in 2001 for The Idea of Perfection. The Secret River, published in more than twenty countries, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Man Booker Prize. The Lieutenant was shortlisted for the New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australian Premiers’ Awards. kategrenville.com

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he Hawkesbury was where the ones come that was sent out. Soon’s they got their freedom, this was where they headed. A wild place then and free for the taking. A man could pick out a bit of ground, get a hut up, never look back. You heard that a lot. Never looked back. Pa started a boatman on the Thames. Then he was sent out, what for I never knew. Eighteen oh-six, Alexander transport. I was a pestering sort of child but that was all he’d ever say, sitting in the armchair smiling away at nothing and smoothing the nap of the velvet. Best look forward, Dolly, he said. I don’t never look back. Never ever. That was how it was on the Hawkesbury. Everything hidden away. Those everlasting cliffs across the river like a wall blocking us in. I wanted to push back the cliffs in front, the ridge behind, shove them back so I could see all the things people knew but wouldn’t say.


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Italian Nights and Days

Kate Holden

‘A sensual, sexy, brutally honest memoir.’ Marie Claire ‘This isn’t a rom-com Roman holiday and the lessons learnt in love can be bruising.’ Vogue

‘A story of loneliness and isolation, as the protagonist searches for meaning in her actions and struggles to accept her past and embrace her future.’ Yen ‘I loved this book for its honesty and its beautiful prose.’ Bookseller+Publisher ‘A stunningly talented writer.’ Guardian

DARREN JAMES

Kate Holden’s bestselling memoir In My Skin told the story of her unexpected slide into heroin addiction and prostitution—and of her gruelling recovery. The Romantic tells what happened next. When Kate decides to leave her past behind in Melbourne, it is the beginning of a new journey. In the ruins of Rome and the piazzas of Naples, through poetry and passion, in strange streets and strange beds, she hopes to find truth. But this pilgrimage requires courage: in Italy she may find true love, or lose her heart altogether. Or even find herself. Sexy, dark and intoxicating, The Romantic asks: when you’ve traded in sex, what does it cost to love others—and yourself?

Kate Holden’s first book was In My Skin. It was published to critical acclaim and has sold to publishers in ten territories. Kate has also written a popular column for the Age newspaper for several years, as well as widely published essays, short stories and literary criticism. She lives in Melbourne. kate-holden.com

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Woman and Mother

Elisabeth Badinter Translated from the French by Adriana Hunter Today, to be pregnant seems not far from entering into a religious order. There is an expectation that mothers will fit the bill of breastfeeding, nappy-washing, home-cooking supermums. So are mums who rely on formula, childcare and disposable nappies lazy or liberated? The conflict between a woman’s individual identity and her identity as a mother is not unique to our time. In the eighteenth century, French women overcame the problem by shipping their newborns off to wet nurses. But not anymore. Modern mothers are bombarded by advice from ecologists, breastfeeding advocates, behavioural specialists, even politicians. The pressure to be a perfect mother is overwhelming, and it’s scaring women away. And why wouldn’t it, when the expectation is that your child will become your god and you its humble servant?

In The Conflict Elisabeth Badinter, France’s foremost feminist thinker, questions why our ideas of motherhood have been skewed by unachievable expectations that compromise notions of self and womanhood. No matter which side of the debate you stand on, this bold and revelatory book is essential reading. Philosopher Elisabeth Badinter is recognised as a leading feminist writer, both in France and internationally, where her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages. Her publications include L’Amour en plus (Mother Love: Myth and Reality); X/Y, de l’identité masculine (XY: On Masculine Identity); L’un est l’autre; and Fausse route (Dead End Feminism).

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Michelle Aung Thin

MELANIE HENDRATA

Winsome is just married and filled with anticipation. Her new husband is a stranger—one of the suitors chosen for her and the other mixed-race girls from the men who apply to the convent. But as the night train rattles towards her new home she sees possibility in this uncertain destiny. She knows she is headed for a new life in the metropolis. She does not know about Rangoon, this city cradled in the arms of rivers. That it is about to be torn apart in the struggle between its ancient owners and new masters. That it will seduce her, possess her senses and change utterly her notion of what kind of woman she can be. When she meets Jonathan—when the monsoon comes—she begins to find out. Michelle Aung Thin was born in Rangoon and brought up in Canada; she now lives in Melbourne. The Monsoon Bride, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Unpublished Manuscript Fellowship of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2010. facebook.com/michelle.aungthin

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Burma, 1930. At their final marriage lesson, when the priest had talked on and on, Desmond bent his head to hers and whispered, ‘Our world is newer, faster and better—you will see.’ She took his hand in hers then and squeezed it. His skin had a peppery, meaty sweetness, a smell that seemed to stick to her dress, her hair and skin. She named it ‘the scent of men’. Beside her, he snored gently, his face no more than an outline, rising and falling in the dim light. She decided that she liked the sound.


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Lloyd Jones From the author of Mister Pip—winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Kiriyama Prize for Fiction and the Montana Medal for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

CAROLIN SEELIGER

A woman washes ashore in Sicily. She has come to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old by his father and stolen away to Berlin. Her story is told by those she meets on her desperate journey— people who helped her, people who exploited her—each with a different version of the quiet mysterious woman in the blue coat. Lloyd Jones was born in New Zealand in 1955. His books include the award-winning Mister Pip, The Book of Fame, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance and the short-story collection The Man in the Shed. He lives in Wellington.

‘Lloyd Jones is a master storyteller… he slowly reveals the secrets of Ines’s story and its emotional momentum sweeps us up and makes us fellow travellers.’ Weekend Australian ‘Jones’s touch is deft yet bold…[this is] a novel so fine, demanding and morally acute.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Delicate and beguiling…a book of great mind and heart.’ Age ‘One of the most interesting, honest and thought-provoking novelists working today.’ Guardian ‘Haunting to the very final line.’ Daily Telegraph ‘This is a writer who knows how to tell a story, deftly, surprisingly, magnificently.’ Weekend Herald NZ

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Helen Hodgman Jill and her dad are happy enough after her mother dies. Theirs is a simple life in the outback, far from the big city where a coathanger is being built across a sparkling harbour. Until Jack arrives at their door one evening, and steps inside to find the skinny, wild-looking child sitting with her grim-faced father. It’s the start of all Jill’s problems. ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder,’ threatens Jack, as he marches off to war. And he’s right, in a way—but this is no ordinary romance. Spanning the period from the Depression to the freewheeling ’60s, Helen Hodgman’s award-winning second book is a masterpiece, a twisted fairytale told with her characteristic dark wit. ‘Hodgman’s way with the Australian language makes Barry Humphries pale by comparison. Strange and mad as the story is, it’s sheer delight from beginning to end.’ Spectator ‘Deadpan comic talent. Hodgman has that certain something that makes this writing style and particular voice hers alone.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘What distinguishes Jack and Jill, Helen Hodman’s second novel, is her tone of voice: it is unique, entirely her own, owing nothing, as far as I can discern, to other Australian novelists, yet at the same time distinctly Australian… There’s formidable talent here.’ Sunday Times ‘Hodgman is quite an experience, quite a writer.’ Guardian

Helen Hodgman is the author of the novels Blue Skies (1976; republished by Text, 2011), Jack and Jill (1978; winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, 1979), Broken Words (1988; winner of the Christina Stead Prize, 1989), Passing Remarks (1996), Waiting for Matindi (1998) and The Bad Policeman (2001).

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OCTOBER

‘Brilliant…compulsive.’ Guardian

Lionel Shriver Now a major motion picture starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller, directed by Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher), score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

‘By far the best novel I’ve read in years… exquisitely crafted…a breathtaking work of art.’ Age ‘Addresses head-on the question that causes anguish to the greatest readers of fiction these days, middle-class women: when to, or even why, have a child?’ Australian

Two years ago Eva Khatchadourian’s son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a popular teacher. Now, in a series of letters to her absent husband, Eva recounts the story of how Kevin came to be Kevin. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? When did it all start to go wrong? Or was it, in fact, ever ‘right’ at all?

JERRY BAUER

Published in twenty-eight countries. Over a million copies sold worldwide. Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2005.

Lionel Shriver is the author of ten novels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World. Her journalism is widely published in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, among many publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

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The adventures of a young woman whose principal interests are murder, ultra-violence and ABBA.

John Ajvide Lindqvist Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

Lennart Cederström, embittered ex-pop singer, is foraging for mushrooms when he finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag. He revives her and is utterly astonished by the sound of her crying: the child’s voice is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note. Lennart decides the girl will be his project. Raised in isolation, untainted by the dross and banality of the everyday, she will become the vehicle for a pure, exquisite music. He installs the baby in the basement and threatens to kill his downtrodden wife if she breathes a word. Meanwhile the child is growing up and developing a few ideas of her own. Only hers involve a hammer. A hammer, a very strong taste for violence and a strange ambition to appear on Swedish Idol. Imagine what will happen when she finds a friend who shares her interests. PRAISE FOR JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST

‘A dangerously imaginative man.’ Herald Sun ‘Brilliant and unexpected.’ Weekend Australian ‘A delicate balance between macabre and moving.’ Sunday Telegraph

DARREN JAMES

‘Sweden’s answer to Stephen King.’ Daily Mirror

John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden. His first novel, Let the Right One In, was published in thirty countries and adapted into two feature films: one by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, and an English-language version directed by Matt Reeves, Let Me In. His novels Handling the Undead and Harbour are also published by Text.

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Nancy Huston After a childhood marked by pain, Rena Greenblatt has found the strength to build a successful career as a photographer. Like the ultrasensitive infrared film she uses, Rena sees what others don’t see, and finds a form of love. By photographing men’s bodies, she hopes to glimpse their souls. Away from her lover, Aziz, stuck in Florence with her infuriating stepmother and her ageing, unwell father, Rena confronts not only the masterpieces of the Renaissance but the banal inconveniences of a family holiday. At the same time, she finds herself travelling into dark and passionate memories that will lead her to a series of disturbing revelations. With exceptional flair and talent, Nancy Huston explores the links between the intimate and the collective, between destruction and creation. In the spirit of her bestselling novel Fault Lines, Infrared is a story about how childhood, family, and our culture all have a direct impact on our sexuality. ‘An intense and sensual novel, in which unapologetic feminism never for a minute excludes the desire for men.’ France Soir

DARREN JAMES

‘There is something eminently subversive in Nancy Huston’s latest novel. A 45-yearold woman dares to talk about her sexuality, her immense desire for men. But even more, Infrared is a staggering expression of the power of art as salvation.’ Voir

Nancy Huston was born in Canada and has lived in France since she was twenty. She writes in both French and English, translates her work herself, and is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as plays, children’s books and screenplays. Her novel Fault Lines won the Prix Femina and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

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An Erotic Adventure

Krissy Kneen A solitary young woman called Lilly pursues online adventure among the anonymous torsos of Chatroulette, and finds a soul mate. Leda’s first love brings tenderness, heartbreak and a powerful sexual awakening at the behest of Rachel and Paul—two very different best friends. In some families, husband and wife start to become like brother and sister. In others it is the other way around. For Aaron, it’s a bit more complicated. The people in these stories don’t know each other yet. By the end of Triptych, they will know each other very well indeed. Transgressive, sardonic, lyrical, comic; irresistibly erotic yet also romantic, Krissy Kneen’s writing has been acclaimed for its fearless honesty. In this suite of linked stories, she addresses taboos of all kinds with a subtle wit and an insistence on sexual pleasure that will delight readers. PRAISE FOR KRISSY KNEEN’S AFFECTION

Shortlist, 2010 ABIAs, Biography of the Year Shortlist, 2010 Queensland Premier’s Award for Non-fiction ‘To focus on the prurient aspects of this memoir…is to miss its gorgeous heart.’ Courier-Mail ‘All of creation radiates an erotic energy in her narrative…an assured novelist of any genre.’ Sunday Age ‘Sexy, sad and deeply satisfying.’ Emily Maguire, Age

DARREN JAMES

‘That rare beast; a sexual memoir that is not only uniquely interesting and daringly explicit but is also poetic, offbeat, confronting and funny.’ Linda Jaivin, Australian

Krissy Kneen is a bookseller and writer. She is the author of a short collection of erotica, Swallow the Sound, and a memoir, Affection. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and no pets. furiousvaginas.com FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758706 • 272 pp • $29.95 rights held: world

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Wayne Macauley Power through service, says Head Chef. It’s one of the first lessons taught at Cook School, where troubled youths learn to be master chefs by bowing to decadence and whim, by offering up a part of themselves on every plate. It’s a motto Zac takes to heart. A teenage boy with a difficult past, he throws himself into the world and work of haute cuisine. He has dreams of a future, of escaping the dead-end, no-hope lot of his fellow cooks. He wants to be the greatest chef the world has seen. He thinks he’s taken his first steps when he becomes House Cook for a wealthy family. Never mind that the family may seem less than appreciative. Or refined. Or deserving. Power through service. But as the facade crumbles and his promised future looks unlikely to eventuate, Zac the Cook is forced to reassess everything. Sweet turns sour and ends in bitter revenge. Blackly funny and deliciously satirical, The Cook feeds our hunger to know what goes on in the kitchen, while skewering our culture of food worship. PRAISE FOR WAYNE MACAULEY

‘Bewitching…ethereal…hallucinatory…In an era when many Australian novelists are playing it safe…Macauley is an ambitious talent worth watching.’ Wet Ink ‘Some of the best fiction Australia has to offer…Macauley’s work is dark and more than tinged with melancholy; it is also often wildly funny.’ Age

Wayne Macauley is a Melbourne writer. He has published two novels, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe (2004) and Caravan Story (2007). His short-fiction collection, Other Stories, was released in 2010. waynemacauley.com FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758690 • 304 pp • $29.95 rights held: world

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An enthralling and original novel about obsession, desire and the perfect jus.

You have been chosen Head Chef said each and every one of you it could have been anyone but of all the young people wandering the suburbs wasting their lives you and you only have been chosen. Do not waste this opportunity. You have a kitchen the envy of a Michelin-star restaurant the best teaching talent in the country fresh produce at your door it is up to you to use these resources and not waste them. Remember you are flying the flag for good taste gentlemen. If you’re not prepared to aim high then higher again I suggest you take your supermarket chops and go and eat them with the dogs. Head Chef pointed with a flat hand at the dish on the bench. Look. Taste. When I come back I will be tasting yours and I don’t want to be disappointed.


OCTOBER

‘One of the most brilliant minds and speakers of our generation.’ Independent

The End of the Gods

A. S. Byatt From the author of the Booker Prize-winning Possession and The Children’s Book comes an extraordinary myth-inspired tale. In Ragnarok A. S. Byatt reinvents the finale of Norse mythology in all its intensity and glory. Also known as the Twilight of the Gods, it is the myth in which the gods Odin, Freya and Thor die and the sun and moon are swallowed by the wolf Fenrir—for it is only after such monstrous death and destruction that the world can begin anew. As German bombs rain down on wartime Britain, a young girl evacuated to the countryside struggles to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods, a book of ancient Norse myths, and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. War, ecological catastrophe, reckless gods and the recognition of impermanence in the world are

just some of the threads that A. S. Byatt weaves into this most timely of books. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, it is a landmark work of fiction from one of the world’s great writers. ‘The kind of writer who makes you marvel at what she manages to put on the page.’ Glasgow Herald

A. S. Byatt’s novels include Possession, The Biographer’s Tale and most recently The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A. S. Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

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An Argument for Hope

Tim Flannery Here on Earth is a biography of our planet and our species, offering provocative and visionary solutions to the environmental challenges we face today. ‘A wonderful book. It is a letter from perhaps the world’s most thoughtful, and certainly most eloquent, environmental scientist on how we as a species might survive as chief stewards of planet Earth…Flannery’s erudite, engaging text is a worthy successor to his acclaimed The Weather Makers…Here on Earth is a must for optimists and pessimists alike.’ New Scientist ‘Tim Flannery shows us what is special about humans here on Earth; we are the first organisms in over three billion years who have changed their planet simply by taking thought.’ James Lovelock ‘An exhilarating book that offers hope, not hope that is merely wishful but a scientific and historical argument about why belief in the future of civilisation is rational and essential.‘ Tom Griffiths, Australian Literary Review ‘A wealth of irresistible detail that makes every page compelling.’ Sydney Morning Herald

ADAM BRUZZONE

‘This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.’ Sunday Telegraph

Tim Flannery has written over a dozen books, including the award-winning bestsellers The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier and The Weather Makers; and his accounts of adventures in Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific, Throwim Way Leg, Country and Among the Islands. Tim was the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is based at Macquarie University and lives with his family in a sustainable house on the Hawkesbury River. timflannery.com.au NON-FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758720 • 336 pp • $24.95 rights held: world rights sold: Brazil—Record; Canada—HarperCollins Canada; China—Shanghai 99; Germany—S. Fischer Verlag; Italy—Corbaccio; Spain—Taurus; UK & Commonwealth (excl. ANZ & Canada)—Penguin Press; US—Grove/Atlantic

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Jessica Rudd Meet Ruby Stanhope. That’s her with the hangover and smudged mascara, taming the press pack, salvaging candidates, flirting with the hot journalist and imminent deportation. That’s her, semi-naked, looking for the toilet in her hotel room and winding up in the foyer. That’s her trying to get the Leader of the Opposition into government and the wrong guy out of her bed. ‘A light-hearted, skilfully written political romp…Campaign Ruby is the Gen Y comedy of manners par excellence.’ Age ‘From the first page…you know you are in for a fabulous time. It’s a rollercoaster, high-heeled adventure…Extremely enjoyable.’ Woman’s Day ‘Rudd is very good at balancing the serious side of politics with the slapstick antics that are de rigueur in chick lit. There are comic moments that are genuinely snort-worthy.’ Weekend Australian ‘It seems…[Jessica Rudd] is set to join the likes of Maggie Alderson, Anita Heiss and Melanie La’Brooy as a regular contributor to Australia’s contemporary commercial women’s fiction scene. Here’s hoping.’ Canberra Times ‘Very funny.’ West Australian

ROSS COFFEY

‘A fun, heart-warming read.’ Cosmopolitan

Jessica Rudd, 27, had three career changes in as many years—law, PR, politics—but is now going steady with her life as a writer. She hopes Ruby Blues (see right), the sequel to Campaign Ruby, will give her readers as many laughs as she had writing it. Jessica is based in Beijing. twitter.com/jess_rudd

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Jessica Rudd In Campaign Ruby, Ruby managed to get: • drunk • the Leader of the Opposition elected • Luke Now the balloons from the election night party have sagged, along with the electorate’s enthusiasm for the new PM. And Ruby is battling political and personal spot fires. To Do: 1. Screw things up with Luke 2. Turn 30 3. Deal with hormonal pregnant lesbian aunt 4. And imploding government 5. Avoid killing peppy intern 6.  Attend party after waxing accident 7. Cosy up to Pretty Boy 7a. Complicate things with Luke 8. Save the government from itself 9. Figure out who the hell she is 10. And who she wants.

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Toni Jordan The secret to having people give you money is to act as though you don’t want it.

‘Light, bright romantic comedy… Toni Jordan has the winning quality of writing like she enjoys it.’ Jennifer Byrne, Australian Women’s Weekly

‘This is intelligent romantic comedy at its deft best.’ Age ‘Jordan clearly writes for readers: Fall Girl is there to surprise and delight.’ Sunday Age ‘A laugh-out-loud read crackling with satire.’ Weekend Australian

DARREN JAMES

Meet Ella Canfield, evolutionary biologist. Attractive, if a little serious-looking—but then, she’s about to put her career on the line. Dr Canfield wants to prove that an extinct animal still roams in one of Australia’s most popular national parks. And she’s looking for funding. Meet Daniel Metcalf, good-looking, expensively dishevelled millionaire. He heads the Metcalf Trust, which funds offbeat scientific research. He has a personal interest in animals that don’t exist. First problem: There is no such person as Dr Ella Canfield. Second problem: Della Gilmore, professional con artist, has never met anyone like Daniel Metcalf. Someone is going to take a fall.

‘An elegantly orchestrated romance with some sizzling sexual chemistry…simply a joy to read.’ Courier-Mail

Toni Jordan has a BSc. in physiology and qualifications in marketing and professional writing. Her debut novel, Addition, was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and longlisted for the Miles Franklin in 2009, and has been published in sixteen countries. Toni lives in Melbourne. tonijordan.com

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The Annual Fiction Edition Griffith REVIEW ’s highly anticipated third annual fiction collection explores islands, both geographical and personal. This assortment of new fiction from the best emerging and established writers from Australia and the region promises a unique summer journey into localities of exclusivity, escape and enchantment. Island mentalities can delineate points of difference, uniting communities or separating individuals. The lure of islands has inspired and disappointed, from dreamy quests for utopia to the adventurers who reach new and troubling shores. This edition will surprise and delight, and will include the announcement of the 2011 winners of the Griffith REVIEW Emerging Writers’ Prize. Previous Griffith REVIEW fiction issues have featured Peter Temple, Nikki Gemmell, Kate Grenville, Rodney Hall, Toni Jordan, Luke Davies, Kate Holden, Nick Earls, Eva Hornung and many other leading Australian authors.

‘The best literary journal in the country.’ Age ‘The best literary journal in Australia.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Admirable…a varied, impressive and international cast of authors.’ Australian

Griffith REVIEW, Australia’s most awarded and extracted quarterly, is produced by Griffith University in conjunction with Text Publishing. It is edited by Julianne Schultz, a professor in the university’s Centre for Cultural Research, an acclaimed author and a member of the ABC Board. griffithreview.com

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Arto Paasilinna The international bestseller. A novel of one man’s existential journey away from his life and in to the wild. With a hare. Vatanen is a journalist in Finland. The car he is riding in accidentally hits a young wild hare. The injured animal scampers off and the car moves on—without Vatanen. He has disembarked to find the hare and nurse it back to health. With the hare in his arms, Vatanen starts walking. Travelling through forests and seasons, he finds himself on a journey of comic adventures and near misses. Embracing this life, Vatanen decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions and spend a year in the wild. As the hare slowly heals, so too does Vatanen. This is a picaresque tale of finding happiness where there was anger, simplicity where there was complexity, and meaning where there was none. It is a book in the wonderful tradition of Watership FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758546 • 208 pp • $22.95 rights held: ANZ world English: Peter Owen Ltd other rights: Gummerus

Down, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Life of Pi. It is a story you will return to again and again. It is a story of a man and a wild hare. ‘Paasilinna has been amusing Finns for thirty years and readers in twenty-five languages.’ New York Times ‘A fable of the joys of freedom.’ Boston Globe ‘A moral compass that points firmly north and out of doors, away from cities.’ Los Angeles Times ‘Escapism at its best.’ NPR.org

Arto Paasilinna was born in Lapland in 1942. By turns woodcutter, agricultural labourer, journalist and poet, he is also an awardwinning author of more than thirty novels, all of which have been translated into numerous languages. He lives in Helsinki, Finland.

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Adventures in the Pacific

Tim Flannery Twenty-five years ago, a young curator of mammals from the

Australian Museum in Sydney set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia—Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group—that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, Quadoi hunting and plunged waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth.

‘Tim Flannery is in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone.’ Sir David Attenborough

ADAM BRUZZONE

‘Flannery is perhaps the most gifted describer of the natural sciences writing today.’ Weekend Australian

Tim Flannery has written over a dozen books, including Here on Earth; the award-winning bestsellers The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier and The Weather Makers; and his accounts of adventures in Papua New Guinea and Australia, Throwim Way Leg and Country. Tim was the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is based at Macquarie University and lives with his family in a sustainable house on the Hawkesbury River. timflannery.com.au

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NOVEMBER

‘So good I had to read it twice.’ New York Times Book Review

Tom Rachman A wise and moving novel about the unusual, endearing people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome. ‘Rachman homes in on the human drama of the invisible people who make the institution tick, deftly capturing the petty rivalries and small kindnesses that give any workplace its human dimension.’ Weekend Australian ‘The Imperfectionists joins that short list of fine novels about journalism, which includes Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop.’ Age ‘A splendid original, filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the author is headed is half the reader’s fun…smartly satirical yet brimming with affection.’ New York Times ‘A winning mixture of warmth, wit, poignancy, quiet insight and powerful melodrama.’ Courier-Mail

ALESSANDRA RIZZO

‘A precise playful fiction, with a deep but lightly worn intelligence.’ Times Literary Supplement

Tom Rachman was born in 1974 in London and grew up in Vancouver. He has worked as an editor at the foreign desk of the Associated Press in New York, as an AP correspondent in Rome, and as an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Tom lives in London, where he is working on his second novel. The Imperfectionists was longlisted for the Giller Prize, 2010. tomrachman.com

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Humanity’s 100 Deadliest Achievements

Matthew White Which wars killed the most people? Was the twentieth century the most violent in history? Are religions, tyrants or ideologies responsible for the greatest bloodshed? In this remarkable and original book, ‘atrocitologist’ Matthew White assesses man’s inhumanity to man over several thousand years. From the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage to the cataclysmic events of World War II, Atrocitology spans centuries and civilisations as it measures the hundred most violent episodes in history. Relying on statistical analysis rather than grand theories, White offers three big lessons: chaos is more deadly than tyranny, the world is much more disorganised than we realise, and more civilians than soldiers are killed in wars—in fact, the army is usually the safest place to be during wartime. Our understanding of history’s

worst atrocities is patchy and skewed. This book sets the record straight, charting those events with the largest man-made death tolls without fear or favour. ‘Compulsively readable…A major work… Thorough, unbiased, sophisticated, rigorous, authoritative, and, I hasten to add, tremendously entertaining… Outstanding.’ Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works

Matthew White has worked as a law librarian for twenty years. He began the online Historical Atlas of the 20th Century in 1997, and his database of atrocity statistics has become the atlas’s most popular and widely cited section. His research has been cited by scores of books and scholarly articles. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. bookofhorriblethings.com

NON-FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758768 • 512 pp • $34.95 rights held: ANZ UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada): Canongate Books other rights: Brockman Inc.

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‘Reading this will put you one step ahead.’ Marie Claire

Neil Strauss Rules of the Game is the indispensable volume featuring Strauss’s how-to guide for pick-up artists, The Stylelife Challenge, and a new collection of Game true stories, The Style Diaries.

‘Rules of the Game spells it out in bloke-friendly sports talk: the game lasts thirty days—if you score in that time, you win.’ mX

BJORN OPSAHL

The Stylelife Challenge is not meant to be read. It is meant to be performed. Whatever level of experience you have, whether you are a virgin or a Don Juan, with the aid of this day-by-day guide and under the tutelage of Strauss you will be performing at optimum capacity in just thirty days. Tested on over 13,000 men of varying ages, nationalities and backgrounds, The Stylelife Challenge will teach you the basics of approaching, attracting and seducing women. With Strauss on their side, readers will be well on their way to the pick-up guru holy land. In The Style Diaries Neil Strauss’s alter ego Style reveals secret true stories from The Game.

Fans have been begging for it: another compulsively readable book from the world of Neil Strauss, Pick-up Guru.

Neil Strauss is the bestselling author of The Game and Emergency. He is also the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Jenna Jameson’s How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt and Marilyn Manson’s The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. His most recent book is Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, an illuminating collection of his celebrity interviews. A writer for Rolling Stone, he lives in Los Angeles. neilstrauss.com

NON-FICTION PB ISBN 9781921520143 • 368 pp • $24.95 rights held: ANZ UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada): Canongate Books other rights: HarperCollins US

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DECISIVE MOMENT HOW THE BRAIN MAKES UP ITS MIND

JONAH LEHRER ‘Incisive and thoughtful, yet sensitive and modest...a special pleasure.’

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JULY 48 All I Ever Wanted, Vikki Wakefield

49 THE TEXT PRIZE AUGUST 50 The Bridge, Jane Higgins SEPTEMBER 52 The Apothecary, Maile Meloy OCTOBER 53 Stay with Me, Paul Griffin 54 The Mask of Destiny, Richard Newsome

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Vikki Wakefield Sometimes she just knows what’s in my head. I’m angry with her, but mostly with myself… Rule number one: I will not turn out like my mother. Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go. Anywhere but home—a dead suburb and a mother who won’t get off the couch. She’s set herself rules to live by, but she’s starting to break them. Over the nine days before her seventeenth birthday, Mim’s life turns upside down. In the end, the same things look entirely different. ‘This is one of the most memorable YA books I’ve ever read. The voice is original, the characters are real, the language is startling and beautiful. And the plot keeps you trapped till the dangerous but hopeful end.’ Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon HHHHH ‘I read this novel in one gulp, loving every moment of the narrator’s voice… Though Mim makes mistakes, and plenty of them, this novel contains none. All I Ever Wanted is a brilliant coming-of-age novel for teens.’ Bookseller+Publisher

‘Underlying this gorgeous writing is a page-turning plot driven by richly developed, wonderfully diverse characters…All I Ever Wanted is a sparkling journey into hope. I loved this book.’ Paul Griffin, author of Ten Mile River

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Vikki Wakefield lives in Adelaide. She writes late at night and if she can’t read, she can’t breathe. All I Ever Wanted is her first novel. vikkiwakefield.com

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‘The Text Prize…is quickly building a glowing reputation.’ Sydney Morning Herald

The Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing is awarded each year to an outstanding unpublished manuscript. It aims to discover wonderful new books for young readers by Australian and New Zealand writers. Both published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter works of fiction or non-fiction. Judged by a panel of editors from Text Publishing, the winning book will be announced during the Australian Bookseller Association’s annual conference. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties. We will be accepting entries for the 2012 prize between May and June next year. www.textpublishing.com.au

PAST WINNERS Richard Newsome The Billionaire’s Curse 2009

see page 54 for the latest Billionaire adventure

Leanne Hall This Is Shyness 2010

Wildgirl and Wolfboy will be returning in 2012

Jane Higgins The Bridge 2011

see overleaf HHHHH ‘The Text Prize is going from strength to strength, as the publisher continues to choose winners that push the boundaries of young adult fiction. The latest winner, The Bridge, is brilliant.’ Junior Bookseller+Publisher

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EBOOK WINNER OF THE 2010 TEXT PRIZE FOR YOUNG ADULT & CHILDREN’S WRITING

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Jane Higgins We rode to war in a taxi-cab. Dash found it in Fettlers Lane, near the old greengrocer. We’d gone there looking for food. We were fierce hungry and would have taken anything on offer but the hostiles had got there first. The City is divided. The bridges are gated. Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun Cityside. Nik is destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, he’s not chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Then the school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik. But Nik is on the run, with Sol’s sister Fyffe. Across the bridge. Looking for Sol. And finding answers to questions he’d never even thought to ask. The Bridge is a gritty adventure set in a future world where fear of outsiders pervades everything. It’s a compelling novel about friendship, identity and courage from an exciting new voice.

‘The Bridge makes The Hunger Games look like a picnic.’ James Phelan

PHIL TEAGUE

Jane Higgins was born in New Zealand. She has degrees in mathematics and anthropology, and has worked on many human rights campaigns. She is a senior research fellow at Lincoln University and her specialty is youth studies. Jane lives in Christchurch with her husband. The Bridge is her first novel. janehiggins.co.nz

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Illustrations by Ian Schoenherr A mysterious apothecary. A magic book. A missing scientist. An impossible plan. It’s 1952 and the Scott family has moved from Los Angeles to London. Janie feels uncomfortable in her new school, until the local apothecary promises her a remedy for homesickness. But the real cure is meeting the apothecary’s son Benjamin, a curiously defiant boy who dreams of becoming a spy. Benjamin’s father is no ordinary apothecary, and when he’s kidnapped, Benjamin and Janie find themselves entrusted with his sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia. And Russian spies are intent on getting their hands on it. What secrets does the book contain? Who is the Chinese chemist Jin Lo? And can they trust a skinny pickpocket called Pip to help them? Discovering transformative elixirs they never imagined could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous quest to save the apothecary and prevent an impending nuclear disaster. The Apothecary sparkles with life and possibility. This is a story that will delight kids and return not-so-young readers to the magic of childhood. ‘Inventive, smart and fun, an absolute delight.’ Rebecca Stead ‘A wise and astonishing conjurer of convincing realities.’ New Yorker ‘A master of her craft.’ Weekend Australian

Maile Meloy is the award-winning author of the short-story collections Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and Half in Love, and the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter. Maile lives in Los Angeles. The Apothecary is her first novel for young readers. mailemeloy.com

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Paul Griffin The door opens, and this guy comes in, kind of tall, clean-cut, definitely nice-looking, but there’s something wrong with him. He strikes me as both wounded and perhaps a little dangerous. And so it began. Céce and Mack never expected to fall in love. She’s a sensitive A-student; he’s a high school dropout. But soon they’re spending all their time together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their darkest secrets. Everything is perfect. Until. Until. Mack loses control and makes a horrible mistake, and suddenly everything is impossible. Céce and Mack struggle to answer the question: how do you survive when the person you love can’t stay? Award-winning author Paul Griffin has written a story of first love that is both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with characters, both dog and human, that will change the way you look at the world. PRAISE FOR TEN MILE RIVER ‘Griffin’s concise prose, humour and gritty realism make Ten Mile River a memorable read.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘A striking debut…the setting [is] authentic, the characters memorable and their struggles played out with a complexity that respects the audience’s intelligence.’ Publishers Weekly

RISA MORIMOTO

‘This book’s got balls and beauty in equal measure.’ Phillip Gwynne

When he’s not writing, Paul Griffin works as a teacher, mostly with at-risk kids in high schools and juvenile detention centres throughout New York City, where he lives with his wife and his pit bull dogs. Ten Mile River is also published by Text. FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758713 • 224 pp • $19.95 rights held: ANZ other rights: Penguin USA

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THE BILLIONAIRE TRILOGY, BOOK III

Richard Newsome The police have finally caught the evil murderer Sir Mason Green. The third casket and whatever treasure it contains can remain a secret just as the Fraternity wished. Gerald can relax and enjoy his billions. Or can he? At his trial, Green drops dead in the dock. Forensics show he was poisoned by a dart—and Gerald’s DNA is on the blowgun. Then a mysterious cat woman steals the ruby, the key to the third casket. A mysterious woman with a store of poison darts, who happens to be Sir Mason Green’s niece, Charlotte. Now Gerald is on the run, with Ruby and Sam, wanted for murder. Can they beat Charlotte to the ruby casket and prove that she killed Green? It’s a quest that takes them to caverns beneath the island castle of Mont Saint-Michel in France, locked rooms in the Vatican and the ancient hidden city of Delphi in Greece to discover the secret of the three caskets and the great power they hold. PRAISE FOR THE BILLIONAIRE TRILOGY

‘Filled with secret passageways and deadly booby traps— you’ll be on the edge of your seat!’ K-Zone ‘Young fans of this James Bond meets The Famous Five adventure will be left hanging out for the final instalment.’ Age ‘Fast-paced, humorous and fun.’ Magpies

Richard Newsome lives in Brisbane with his family. He won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for The Billionaire’s Curse, the first book in The Billionaire Trilogy, which was followed by The Emerald Casket. richardnewsome.com FICTION PB • EBOOK ISBN 9781921758539 • 352 pp • $19.95 rights held: world rights sold: Canada—HarperCollins Canada; Germany—Oetinger Verlag; Poland—Wydawnictwo Kamien; US—Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins

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