David Malouf, Remembering Babylon
Helen Garner, Joe Cinque’s Consolation
A tale about the line that determines the law, and the invisible one that is moral culpability.
International literary fiction
Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies
Set during the Opium Wars.
An ambitious start to an international historic trilogy.
Kazuo Ishiguo, Never Let Me Go
Reminiscent of Gattaca. Powerful and heart braeking
Hang Kang, The Vegetarian
Translated from Korean – a powerful and relevant metaphor
Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds
A powerful story akin to War and Peace, and All is Quiet on Western Front
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
A poetic and powerful take on family drama
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
Bold and horrifying – if it hasn’t been spoiled for you already
Marcus Zusak, I am the Messenger
If I was more emotional, would render me to tears.
Powerful, moving and Fascinating.
Powerful and heartbreaking. One of the only memoirs of a literate slave