Get through the Melbourne winter with these favourite local authors! There is nothing like keeping cozy with a great book during the colder months so we have found the latest works by our best Victorian writers for you to enjoy.

Try new books by established authors like Dinner with the Schnabels* by Toni Jordan or One hundred days* by Alice Pung, or discover shining new talent such as Cold enough for snow* by Jessica Au, Lily Harford's last request* by Joanna Buckley and When the apricots bloom* by Gina Wilkinson. There are also many quality non-fiction reads, try Late bloomer: how an autism diagnosis changed my life* by Clem Bastow or The Saturday portraits by Maxine Beneba Clarke to get you thinking. 

Latest titles from local Victorian authors

Girl, transcending by AJ Clementine
Cold enough for snow* by Jessica Au
The 22 murders of Madison May by Max Barry
The housemate* by Sarah Bailey
Late bloomer: how an autism diagnosis changed my life* by Clem Bastow
Dark as last night* by Tony Birch
Wild abandon* by Emily Bitto
The others by Mark Brandi
Acland Street: the grand lady of St Kilda by Judith Buckrich
Lily Harford's last request* by Joanna Buckley
To know my crime by Fiona Capp
Goodnight, Vivienne, goodnight* by Steven Carroll 
Room for a stranger* by Melanie Cheng
The saturday portraits by Maxine Beneba Clarke
The Tolstoy estate* by Steven Conte
Melbourne by Sophie Cunningham
Bodies of light* by Jennifer Down
How we love* by Clementine Ford
How to end a story: diaries. Volume III, 1995-1998 by Helen Garner 
Invented lives by Andrea Goldsmith
Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience by Veronica Gorrie
The arsonist* by Chloe Hooper
Dinner with the Schnabels* by Toni Jordan
The believer* by Sarah Krasnostein
Infinite splendours* by Sofie Laguna
David Malouf: writers on writers* by Nam Le
The brush-off by Shane Maloney 
Max* by Alex Miller
My accidental career* by Brenda Niall
Things nobody knows but me by Amra Pajalić
One hundred days* by Alice Pung
All about Yves by Yves Rees
Puff piece* by John Safran
The burning island* by Jock Serong 
Exploded view* by Carrie Tiffany
* by Christos Tsiolkas
When the apricots bloom* by Gina Wilkinson
Death at the Belvedere by Sue Williams
You daughters of freedom* by Clare Wright

To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection.

More recommended reading

Want more reading suggestions? You can always speak to our library staff, who will help you find new authors based on your preferences. Come into the library or call us to find your next favourite read.

You can also visit our Booklists page for more reading recommendations, or our Book Groups page for everything you need for book groups.

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