debut fiction

The children’s hour: first novels brim with close family observations

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Kiley Reid’s Philadelphia-set debut, Such a Fun Age (Bloomsbury, £12.99), is a satire on white saviour syndrome, woke culture and…

Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers, by Ryan O’Neill reviewed

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Almost 120 years ago, the Australian writer Henry Lawson offered some counsel to those who came after him, writing that…