Blogs in November 2023

The Women 25th November 2023

It would be the journey of a lifetime . . . ‘Women can be heroes, too’. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances “Frankie” McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California’s idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered...

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A Man of Two Faces 5th July 2023

With insight, humour, formal invention, and lyricism, in A Man of Two Faces Nguyen rewinds the film of his own life. He expands the genre of personal memoir by acknowledging larger stories of refugeehood, colonization, and ideas about Vietnam...

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Mole Creek 5th July 2023

In the tiny Tasmanian town of Mole Creek, retired Australian cop and Vietnam veteran Pete McAuslan has retreated to his fishing cabin to write his memoirs. In Sydney, his grandson, journalist and trashy true crime author Xander, learns that...

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Dust Child 24th June 2023

Four lives, entwined forever by decisions made in a time of conflict. But what happens decades later when they unexpectedly converge once more?  Trang and Quynh: sisters who leave their rural village for the bustling city of Saigon, desperate to find...

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Banyan Moon 16th June 2023

A sweeping, evocative debut novel following three generations of Vietnamese American women reeling from the death of their matriarch, revealing the family’s inherited burdens and buried secrets. When Ann Tran gets the call that her beloved grandmother, Minh, has...

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