11-year-old Bindi’s not really into maths but she loves art class and hockey. Her year starts off normally with school, family, hockey and dancing, but the rest of it doesn’t go to plan! This verse novel explores climate, bushfires, and healing.
In the tail end of 1965, pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion, precocious Charlie Bucktin learns why the truth of things is so hard to know – and even harder to hold in his heart.
This novel portrays life in the precariously-settled coastal town of Desperance, centring on the Phantom family’s battles with the renegade Eastend mob and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine.
Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup Western Australia. He now lives in Fremantle, where at the age of 19, he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In 2005, Rhubarb was chosen as the ‘One Book’ for the Perth International Writers’ Festival, and was included in the national […]
Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie author of Bundjalung and European heritage. Her first novel, Steam Pigs, was published in 1997 and since then her work has received acclaim in many literary awards. Too Much Lip is her sixth novel and won the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work […]
Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning international writer of poetry, plays and picture books. She is a teacher, cultural consultant and artist. In 2020, Kirli was named the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. Her books include celebrated The Incredible Freedom Machines (Scholastic 2018), Kindred (Magabala 2019), and Bindi (Magabala 2020). Her poetry and prose can also […]