Tag Archives: Australian fiction

Australian historical fiction reading list

(Whispering, so as not to jinx it) I am having a go at writing historical fiction set in Australia – specifically Melbourne and Queensland – in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mindful of the need to be a … Continue reading

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Peter Carey Award longlist

In a week when I really needed some good news, I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my short story, ‘The Black Feather’, has been long listed for the 2020 Peter Carey Award. The award is named in honour of … Continue reading

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Early reviews for Mother of Pearl

Early reviews are coming in for my new novel, Mother of Pearl, and I’m blown away by the thoughtful and insightful responses to the book so far. Author Cass Moriarty writes, ‘In Mother of Pearl, author Angela Savage has given … Continue reading

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Mother of Pearl is launched

I feel a bit like a book is a ship, the building of it takes so much labour, the structure engineered over and over, to make it watertight, to get it to float and then the leap of faith. Off … Continue reading

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Review: The Trusted

This week I’m posting a guest review written by my father Haydn Savage. As an avid reader of political thrillers, he was perfectly placed to review John M Green’s new novel, The Trusted. Beautiful and brilliant Tori Swyft is the central … Continue reading

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Review: Nine Days

Toni Jordan took as inspiration for her third novel Nine Days a photograph from the archives of The Argus showing, on a crowded platform, a woman held high on a man’s shoulders so she can kiss the soldier leaning towards her from the … Continue reading

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Review: Miles Off Course

When I tweeted recently that I was on the train to Melbourne from Ballan reading an advance copy of Sulari Gentill‘s new novel Miles Off Course, an Aussie crime fiction blogger promptly tweeted back ‘I am jealous enough to meet your … Continue reading

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