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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 an award-winning Melbourne-based journalist, essayist, ction writer and poet. She is a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. Her first book, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, won theLiterary Award for Advancing Public Debate in the 2011 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards and the People’s Choice Award in the 2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her second book, Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, won the 2014 Davitt Award for Best True Crime Book, the 2014 Cross British Sports Book Awards’ New Writer of the Year Award, the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Non-fiction Book Award and the Stella Prize.
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.