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.
Featuring: Anna Goldworthy’s musical memoir Piano Lessons, Brendan Gullifer’s fly-on-the-wall look at Melbourne’s property industry Sold, Melbourne Prize for Literature winner Amra Pajalic The Good Daughter and Caroline Lee’s Meanjin serialised novel Stripped.
Anna Goldsworthy is the author of the memoirs Welcome to Your New Life and Piano Lessons, and Quarterly Essay 50, On Women, Freedom and Misogyny. Her writing has appeared in the Monthly, the Age, the Adelaide Review and Best Australian Essays.
After a working in journalism around Australia and overseas, Brendan was the Australian commercial representative for The Economist and the International Herald Tribune for 15 years.
Caroline is a performer, writer and editor. Her novel, Stripped, was serialised in 2008-2010 in Meanjin. Most recently she has appeared in Bell Shakespeare’s production of Phèdre by Racine, played the role of Venus in The Minotaur Trilogy with Chamber Made Opera as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and toured Australia in The Flood, an Australian Gothic drama by Jackie Smith.
Amra Pajalic is an award winning author, an editor and teacher. Her debut novel The Good Daughter (Text Publishing) won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature's Civic Choice Award, and was also shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Writer.
She is also author of a novel for children Amir: Friend on Loan (Garratt Publishing, 2014) and is co-editor of the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2014) – shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards. She is funded by Arts Victoria to develop her memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me.