Forthcoming Books for 2009

The following is a list of forthcoming books for 2009. Not a lot planned for January that I can find.


  • Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett (F)
  • The Unscratchables by Anthony O'Neill (F)
  • The Hunter's Wife by Katherine Scholes (F)
  • The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
  • Shots by Don Walker


  • Move to Strike by Sydney Bauer (F)
  • Valley of Grace by Marion Halligan (F)
  • A Most Immoral Woman by Linda Jaivin (F)
  • Sideways by Patrick O'Neill
  • 60 Classic Australian Poems edited by Geoff Page (P)
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three edited by Jonathan Strahan (F)


  • Waiting Room by Gabrielle Carey
  • The Lost Life by Steven Carroll (F)
  • Look Who's Morphing by Tom Cho (F)
  • B by Wendy Hamer (F)
  • The Marriage Club by Kate Legge (F)
  • Ransom by Davod Malouf (F)
  • The Women in Black by Madeleine St John (F)


  • Escape by Anna Fienberg (F)
  • Reunion by Andrea Goldsmith (F)
  • Wild Spirit by Annette Henderson
  • Surrender by Mary Moody
  • The Red Highway by Nicholas Rothwell
  • The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir
  • Astropolis: Book 3: The Grand Conjunction by Sean Williams (F)


  • The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro (F)
  • The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larson (F)
  • The Dark Mirror by Barry Maitland (F)


  • Death & the Running Patterer by Robin Adair
  • The True Story of Butterfish by Nick Earls (F)
  • The Book of Rapture by Nikki Gemmell (F)
  • Literary Melbourne edited by Stephen Grimwade (F)
  • This is How by M.J. Hyland (F)
  • Revolt of the Pendulum by Clive James
  • The River Wife by Heather Rose (F)


  • The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave (F)
  • Last Night on Earth by Patrick Cullen (F)
  • Oceanic by Greg Egan (F)
  • Shooting the Dog by Peter Goldsworthy (F)
  • The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature edited by Nicholas Jose (F)
  • Barley Patch by Gerald Murnane (F)
  • Russian Red by Malla Nunn (F)
  • Truth by Peter Temple (F)


  • The Black Russian by Lenny Bartulin (F)
  • High Stakes by Emma Boling (F)
  • Bad Behaviour by Liz Byrski (F)
  • Piano Lessons by Anna Goldworthy
  • Cold Justice by Katherine Howell (F)
  • My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson (F)
  • The People's Train By Tom Keneally (F)
  • The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy (F)
  • Manning Clark: A Life by Mark McKenna
  • Below the Styx Michael Meehan (F)


  • Sons of the Rumour by David Foster (F)
  • Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly (F)
  • Siblings edited by Charlotte Wood (F)


  • The Umbrella Club by David Brooks (F)
  • I Blame Duchamp: My Life's Adventures by Edmund Capon
  • Growing Up by Paul Carter
  • The Dangerous Dance of Danny Dunne by Bryce Courtenay (F)
  • Why You Are Australian: A Letter to my Children by Nikki Gemmell
  • Unreliable Memoirs V: Prelude to the Aftemath by Clive James
  • Opal Sunset by Clive James (P)
  • The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa by Murray Waldren
  • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusack (F)


  • Bloodborn by Katherine Fox (F)

Entries on this list are taken from "The Age" and Locus.
F- Fiction P - Poetry

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