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Lara Fergus, My Sister Chaos, Spinifex
Lisa Lang, Utopian Man, Allen and Unwin
Kirstyn McDermott, Madigan Mine, Picador
Anna Krien, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, Black Inc
Anna Krien is the author of the award-winning Night Games and Into the Woods, as well as two Quarterly Essays, Us and Them and The Long Goodbye. Anna’s writing has been published in The Monthly, the Age, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories and The Big Issue. In 2014 she won the UK William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, and 2018 she received a Sidney Myer Fellowship. Act of Grace, her debut novel, is out now.
Lara Fergus has worked as a researcher and writer on issues of human rights and violence against
women for over a decade and My Sister Chaos is her first novel.
Lisa Lang’s novel, Utopian Man, was co-winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 2009.
Kirstyn McDermott writes horror fiction including her first book, Madigan Mine.
Readers are spoilt for choice: bookshops are overflowing with the great, the good (and the rest), and it could not be harder to choose what to read next.
Let Debut Mondays be your guide to the best of new local writing. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.