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We are halfway through 2023 and it is shaping up to be a great year for Australian fiction. Library staff have chosen these fabulous reads from new Aussie voices and established favourites for you to explore.

Settle in with a good book and don't forget to track your reading progress with The Warm Winter Read to win some prizes! You can learn more about this event on our Join the Warm Winter Read page.

New Australian Fiction Winter 2023

The anniversary by Stephanie Bishop

Dark mode* by Ashley Kalagian Blunt

The collected regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer

Headlands by John Byrnes

Wake by Shelley Burr

The fire and the rose by Robyn Cadwallader

Fed to red birds by Rijn Collins

The dangers of female provocation by Zoe Coyle

An exciting and vivid inner life* by Paul Dalla Rosa

Anam* by André Dao

Hovering by Rhett Davis

The bell of the world* by Gregory Day

The house of now and then by Jo Dixon

Life after Ted by R.D. Feneley

Fire with fire* by Candice Fox

Becoming Mrs. Mulberry* by Jackie French

The gifted son by Genvieve Gannon

After the smoke clears by Kylie Kaden

Cell night by John Kinsella

Funny ethics* by Shirley Le 

The money club* by Fiona Lowe

All the unloved by Susan McCreery

Higher education by Kira McPherson

Homecoming* by Kate Morton

Crows nest* by Nikki Mottram

Girl in a pink dress by Kylie Needham

Crushing by Genevieve Novak

Home before night by J. P. Pomare

The rush* by Michelle Prak

The heart is a star by Megan Rogers

Echo Lake* by Joan Sauers

Compulsion by Kate Scott

Search history* by Amy Taylor

How to be remembered by Michael Thompson

The fall between* by Darcy Tindale

No trace* by Michael Trant

The bookbinder of Jericho* by Pip Williams

That Bligh girl* by Sue Williams

Reserve a book on our list

To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. Find out more on our Membership page.

Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection. See all titles available from this collection on our eBooks and audiobooks page.

More recommended reading

To find booklists on a variety of subjects, visit our All booklists page.