RecommendedReads

Each month, we will publish four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations will be recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth will be a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If you can’t get your hands on a copy of the recommended Tasmanian classic, please feel free to pop into the library at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and borrow a copy from us.

We would love to hear your thoughts on our picks! Drop our communications manager, Josie Chapman an email on comms@taswriters.org or share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Recommended Reads – April.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on April 20, 2018

Tasmanian Recent Release: Eyptian Enigma by L.J.M. Owen. “Egyptian Enigma by L. J. M. Owen is highly original, smart and suspenseful with plenty of humour and page-turning intrigue. But more than that, it’s a book that tilts the mystery genre in an interesting new direction, by an Australian author whose special talent is to a shine […]

Close and Personal with Colin Dray.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 13, 2018

Colin Dray is an author and teacher of English literature and creative writing. His short stories have appeared in Meanjin and his non-fiction in Australian Literary Studies and Antipodes. I had the pleasure of interviewing him to chat about his debut novel Sign, published in 2018 by Allen & Unwin and shortlisted for the Australian […]

Recommended Reads – March.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 5, 2018

Australian Recent Release   The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Bestselling author of Room Emma Donoghue now brings us the story of eleven year old Anna O’Donnell. After disappearing into the Irish wilderness for months she has miraculously returned, and is claiming she lived off Manna from heaven during her absence. Now fighting for her life, English […]

Recommended Reads – February 2018.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 5, 2018

Tasmanian Recent release – Big Red Rock by David Owen. A Pufferfish Tasmanian Mystery. David Owen is back with another great Pufferfish crime novel. Big Red Rock sees Detective Inspector Franz Heineken heading to the Red Centre to investigate yet another crime seen. The story also delves into Heineken’s ethically questionable past, need we say […]

Recommended Reads – January

Posted by Marion Stoneman on January 10, 2018

Tasmanian Recent Release – The Sisters Song by Louise Allan   Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, this novel tells the story of two very different sisters. A story about motherhood and family ties, connected by a musical thread that binds these elements together. The Sisters Song is a story that […]

Recommended Reads – December.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 12, 2017

Australian Recent Release – The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman.                 Fans of Phillip Pullmans beloved His Dark Materials trilogy will be thrilled to dive back into his magical world of daemons and parallel worlds with his latest novel, the Book of Dust. Set when Lyra Belacqua […]

Recommended Reads – November.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 8, 2017

Recent Australian release – The Toy Maker by Liam Pieper Adam Kulakov’s seems to have the perfect life. He loves his job as a toy maker, has more money than ever before and a loving wife and child. But secrets lie in the wings, waiting to topple the privileged life Adam holds dear. The Toy […]

October Recommended Reads.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on October 16, 2017

Recent Australian Release – The Pleasures of Leisure by Robert Dessaix In this thoughtful book, Dessaix guides us through how to balance work and play in the 21st century. Most of us live extremely busy lives, making time for ourselves and appreciating the little things in life is therefore more important than ever. Dessaix shows […]

September Recommended Reads – Festival Picks.

Posted by Marion Stoneman on September 18, 2017

Australian Recent Release – Crying Place by Lia Hills This is a beautiful, haunting novel about the love of people and of country, and explores the different ways we grieve. It tells the story of Saul after he receives the news that his oldest friend Jed has died. He discovers in Jed’s belongings the photo […]

Recommended Reads: July

Posted by Marion Stoneman on July 3, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long […]

Recommended Reads: June

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 1, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: May

Posted by Marion Stoneman on May 1, 2017

Tales of my Uncle Bob by Chris Robinson

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: April

Posted by Marion Stoneman on March 28, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: March

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 28, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: February

Posted by Marion Stoneman on February 1, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: January 2017

Posted by Marion Stoneman on January 12, 2017

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: December

Posted by Marion Stoneman on December 1, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: November

Posted by Marion Stoneman on November 3, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: October

Posted by Marion Stoneman on September 29, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: September

Posted by Marion Stoneman on August 30, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: August

Posted by Marion Stoneman on July 31, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

Recommended Reads: July

Posted by Marion Stoneman on June 30, 2016

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]