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Debut Mondays


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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.

Every fortnight, let Debut Mondays be your guide. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.

This time, we hear from: Hannah Tunnicliffe, The Colour of Tea (Macmillan); Alison Wong, As the Earth Turns Silver (Picador); Amy May Nunn, selected poetry, Voiceworks; and Favel Parrett, Past the Shallows (Hachette).


Amy May Nunn

Amy May Nunn has been published in various Melbourne and London literary journals, including Voiceworks, Verandah and Island. She placed third in the John Marsden prize for poetry and receiving the Mathew Rocca poetry award in 2009. Amy is currently completing her third year studying professional an... Read more

Favel Parrett

In 2011, Favel Parrett’s career was launched with her critically acclaimed debut Past the Shallows. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award ... Read more

Hannah Tunnicliffe

Born in New Zealand, Hannah Tunnicliffe is a self-confessed nomad – she has lived in Australia, England, Macau and, memorably, a campervan named Fred. A career in Human Resources and Career Coaching has been put on the backburner to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She currently lives in Van... Read more

Alison Wong

Alison Wong is a New Zealander based in Geelong. Her novel, As the Earth Turns Silver, won the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2010 Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Her poetry collection, Cup, was shortlisted for the Best First Book for Poetry at... Read more


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