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Have a Happy 2016! And here are some of our new books: Click on these underlined links to see more about each writer and their new book:
Amanda Lohrey:
A Short History of Richard Kline ‘Lohrey convinces us because we know she has one foot firmly on solid ground. Her first fiction, “The Morality of Gentlemen” (1984), remains the finest political novel in the slender Australian sub-genre. Just as Aldous Huxley brought a scientific rigour to his experiments with psychedelics in “The Doors of Perception” — and just as English novelist, translator and critic Tim Parks, famed for his pugnacious opinions, recently applied his fine-grained scepticism to an account of learning to meditate in “Teach Us to Sit Still” — Lohrey brings all the sober acerbity with which she has judged worldly things to a book about moving beyond them.’ — Geordie Williamson, The Australian.

Stop Press: “Sixty Minutes” journalist Ross Coulthart has shared top prize in the history category at the Prime Minister’s literary awards for his investigative biography of one of Australia’s greatest war correspondents, “Charles Bean”. Ross shared the prize with David Horner, who wrote an unofficial history of ASIO called
“The Spy Catchers”.


Amanda Ortlepp: Claiming Noah: ortlepp-cvr …Diana has given birth to a beautiful little boy, Noah. But when he is two months old Noah is abducted… and Diana and Liam’s nightmare begins. Where is Noah?


David Marr, cover of Faction Man
David Marr, cover of Faction Man

David Marr: Faction Man ‘Australians distrust Shorten almost as much as they distrust Abbott. That’s why this election will be fought on trust. It’s going to be dirty. At the heart of the contest will be Shorten’s character. All the way to polling day, Australians will be invited to rake over every detail of his short life and hidden career.’
David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch. He is the author of four previous bestselling Quarterly Essays.

knox-twl-cvrMalcolm Knox: The Wonder Lover: What’s the worst thing that can happen to a man with three secret families? He falls in love.

‘It is a compulsive and thrilling read, a dazzling achievement. There is a word that should be used very rarely but I believe is absolutely right for this book: The Wonder Lover is superb.’ — Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap.


Anne Gorman:
The Country Wife
‘In the tradition of Sara Henderson’s From Strength to Strength, comes a powerful true story of heartbreak and triumph.’


Coming Rain - cover image
Coming Rain – cover image
Stephen Daisley: Coming Rain:
Stephen Daisley writes in lucid, rippling prose of how things work, and why; of the profound satisfaction in hard work done with care; of love and friendship, and the damage that both contain.


Robert Dessaix: What Days are For: A Memoir “The pleasure and elegance of all Dessaix’s writing is in the language, the erudition, the delicate, often unexpected and lovely connections, and the intimate, conversational voice…” – Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, in The Australian

Peter Twohig: The Torch: A madcap, brilliantly shambolic and irresistibly fun novel about loss, discovery and living life to the full, The Torch is a ripper of a ride.

Barry Maitland: Crucifixion Creek

Fiona Palmer: The Saddler Boys

‘Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better’ — Rachael Johns

The Saddler Boys - cover image
The Saddler Boys – cover image

Schoolteacher Natalie has always been a city girl. She has a handsome boyfriend and a family who give her only the best. But she craves her own space, and her own classroom, before settling down into the life she is expected to lead. When Nat takes up a posting at a tiny school in remote Western Australia, it proves quite the culture shock, but she is soon welcomed by the inquisitive locals, particularly young student Billy and his intriguing single father, Drew.

As Nat’s school comes under threat of closure and Billy’s estranged mother turns up out of the blue, Nat finds herself fighting for the township and battling with her heart. Torn between her society life in Perth and the rural community that needs her, Nat must risk losing it all to find out what she’s really made of – and where she truly belongs.

‘Palmer’s passion for the land bleeds into the story, and her scenes are vivid and genuine, just as her characters are.’ — Book’d Out

‘Fiona Palmer has well and truly earned her place as a leading writer of one of Australia’s much-loved genres.’ — Countryman

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Also, we have moved our website to a ‘responsive’ WordPress blog site to allow us to sort our authors by WordPress Category, that is, by Genre. On a small screen, they may be at the very foot of the page.

A ‘responsive’ WordPress blog site resizes and redesigns itself automatically for smaller screens like pads or phone screens. Amazing! That’s a bonus!

Genre pages sort automatically into standard alphabetical listing. Authors have their own pages, with the links A to Z, listed in the sidebar on a wide screen. We represent the work of many authors, so the list is quite long.

See the “All About ALM” page for more about us.

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