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Debut Mondays: Lara Fergus, Anna Krien, Lisa Lang and Kirstyn McDermott


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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

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, and a novel Act of Grace. Anna’s writing has been published in The Monthly, The Age, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories and The Big Issue. I... Read more

Lara Fergus

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. She grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and spent seven years living overseas where she worked with various advocacy groups, particula... Read more

Lisa Lang

Lisa Lang’s novel, Utopian Man, was co-winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 2009.

She is the author of the non-fiction title E W Cole: Chasing the Rainbow and was selected in 2007 for the Australian Society of Authors’ mentorship program.

Kirstyn McDermott

Kirstyn McDermott writes horror fiction including her first book, Madigan Mine. Kirstyn McDermott was born in Newcastle on Halloween, an auspicious date which may go some way towards explaining her lifelong attraction to all things dark and mysterious. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Newcastl... Read more


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