Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright

Red Dirt Talking won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was long-listed for the Miles Franklin. These awards are well-deserved. I didn't find this an easy book to read. The sense of place is spot on given that the book is set through the build-up in the north-west of Western Australia. I live in the space and ...

Three Great Coming of Age Novels Set in Western Australia

Three coming-of-age novels that introduce readers to West Australia are Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust and Breath by Tim Winton. The transition from childhood to adulthood has long been a popular subject tackled in the pages of literature throughout the world. Set against the backdrop of the harsh Western Australian ...

Worse Things Happen at Sea by William McInnes and Sarah Watt

Courtesy of Hatchette Worse Things Happen at Sea by Australian actor William McInnes and his wife, filmmaker and animator Sarah Watts, is a wonderful celebration of Australian life, families, relationships, parenting, renovating and much more. Each chapter, written by either William or Sarah, takes an intimate look at a stage or event in their lives that has ...