Forthcoming Books for 2008

"The Age" newspaper has published its rundown on what books we can expect to see on the shelves over the next 12 months. Here are some Australian highlights (the "F" signifies fiction):


  • Just Words? Authors Writing for Justice edited by Bernadette Brennan
  • The Dressmaker's Daughter by Kate Llewellyn
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (F)
  • The Best Australian Political Writing edited by Maxine McKew
  • After the Election by Peter van Onselen and Philip Senior
  • Addition by Toni Jordan (F)
  • Fan Mail by P.D. Martin (F)
  • Gathering Storm by Rosie Dub (F)
  • Births Deaths Marriages by Georgia Blain
  • I Peed on Fellini by David Stratton
  • Thirteen Tonne Theory by Mark Seymour
  • Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for Australia by Robert Manne
  • American Journeys by Don Watson
  • Princesses and Pornstars by Emily Maguire
  • A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz (F)
  • Quakers by Rachel Hennessy (F)
  • The Comfort of Figs by Simon Cleary (F)
  • Dark Integers and Other Stories by Greg Egan (F)
  • Murder on the Apricot Coast by Marion Halligan (F)
  • Open File by Peter Corris (F)
  • Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970 by Anna Haebich
  • The Spare Room by Helen Garner (F)
  • His Illegal Self by Peter Carey (F)
  • God of Speed by Luke Davies (F)
  • The Good Parents by Joan London (F)
  • Disquiet by Julia Leigh (F)
  • Unstill Life by Judith Pugh
  • Stella Miles Franklin by Jill Roe
  • Life in His Hands by Susan Wyndham
  • The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie (F)
  • Bluey's War by Herb Hamlet (F)
  • Alibi by Sydney Bauer (F)
  • Gospel by Sydney Bauer (F)
  • A Family History of Smoking by Andrew Reimer
  • Stanley and Sophie by Kate Jennings
  • My Reading Life by Bob Carr
  • The Lucy Family Alphabet by Judith Lucy
  • Breath by Tim Winton (F)
  • The Woman in the Lobby by Lee Tulloch (F)
  • Nocturne by Diane Armstrong (F)
  • The Sydney Pen 3 Writers Project
  • Whale Song by Karen Viggers (F)
  • Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Two: Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish (F)
  • Incandescence by Greg Egan (F)
  • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 6: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix (F)
  • Earth Ascendant by Sean Williams (F)
  • Panic by Katherine Howell (F)
  • Musk and Burn by Fiona Capp (F)
  • The New Angel by Ali Alizadeh (F)
  • The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide (F)
  • Bird by Sophie Cunningham (F)
  • Sea of Many Returns by Arnold Zabe (F)
  • Dreamland by Tom Gilling (F)
  • The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
  • Thirsty Country by Asa Wahlquist
  • The Wisdom of Water by John Archer
  • Enid Lyons: A Biography by Anne Henderson
  • The Economy of Light by Jack Dann (F)
  • Life in Seven Mistakes by Susan Johnson (F)
  • Ice by Louis Nowra (F)
  • The Pages by Murray Bail (F)
  • The Boat by Nam Le (F)
  • The Time Engine by Sean McMullen (F)
  • Voodoo Doll by Leah Giarratano (F)
  • One Foot Wrong by Sofie Laguna (F)
  • The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (F)
  • Everything I Knew by Peter Goldsworthy (F)
  • Blood Oil by James Phelan (F)
  • a novel by Azhar Abidi (F)
  • The Land of Plenty by Mark Davis
  • Rebels: The Life and Times of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin by Alasdair McGregor
  • Gentle Satan by Alan Saffron (bio of Abe Saffron)
  • Eddie by Patrick Lindsay (bio of Eddie McGuire)
  • The Hidden Garden by Kate Morton (F)
  • Arabesques by Robert Dessaix
  • Have My Stuff by Corinne Grant
  • Deception by Michael Meehan (F)
  • Hamlet: A Novel by John Marsden (F)
  • The Climate Wars by Gwynne Dyer
  • Manning Clark by Brian Matthews
  • Dissection by Jacinta Halloran (F)
  • Life in the Bus Lane by Ian Commins (F)
  • Time of Grace by Robyn Annear (F)
  • Cook and His Rivals by Geoffrey Blainey
  • Byron or Bust by Wendy Harmer (F)
  • Shots by Don Walker
  • To Love, Honour and Betray by Kathy Lette (F)
  • a "what if" novel by John Birmingham (F)
  • The Science of Climate Change by John Zillman
  • Doing Life by Brian Dibble (bio of Elizabeth Jolley)
  • Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (F)
  • The People's History of Australia by Thomas Keneally
  • a novel by Garry Disher (F) - probably a Wyatt novel
  • David Williamson by Kristin Williamson
Too far off it seems.

In addition, look for The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro later in the year; a novel from Kate Grenville in October or November; On Rage by Germaine Greer; On Longing by Blanche D'Alpuget; On Shame by Steve Vizard; and a new crime novel, Siren, by Tara Moss later in the year.

Addition material obtained from various sources, including Locus Magazine and various publishers' webpages.

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