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Aussies & Kiwis : Australian & Newzealander writers
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Octobre 2010

Richard Flanagan (born 1961) is an author and film director from Tasmania, Australia. He was president of the Tasmania University Union and a Rhodes Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford.

The Unknown terrorist

Gina Davies is a 26-year-old pole dancer in Sydney. She’s a flawed woman, racist and obsessed with money, who knows her role in a world built on deception : the dancers pretend to be excited, the men pretend that the women aren’t pretending. But on the night after three unexploded bombs are discovered at a local stadium, Gina has a one-night stand with an attractive stranger. The next day, she has become a prime suspect in the investigation of an attempted terrorist attack.Now a wanted person, Davies witnesses every truth of her life twisted into a betrayal as she endures trial by an increasingly hysterical media. Suddenly, Gina’s world of small, familiar deceptions has imploded into one where lies are out to destroy her.


In 1841, and in the remote penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl wearing a red silk dress sits for her portrait. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island’s governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization - one that will determine whether science, Christianity and reason can be imposed in place of savagery, impulse and desire.

Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine, who lives in Sydney, Australia. She has also worked as a freelance medical journalist. Her debut novel was Malicious Intent, and the latest — her fourth — is Blood Born.

Malicious intent

Dr Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds that work is sparse for the only female freelancer in the field. Between paying child support, a mortgage and struggling to get her business off the ground, Anya can’t yet afford to fight her ex-husband for custody of their three-year-old son, Ben. When Anya is asked to look into the seemingly innocent suicide of a teenager, Anya notices similarities between the girl’s death and several other cases she is working on with her friend and colleague, detective Sergeant Kate Farrer.

Born in 1942, Helen Garner lives in Australia. She has written both fiction and non-fiction, and also journalism, and her writing has been nominated for and won many awards. This is her first novel for fifteen years. Her accomplished early novels were overshadowed by the controversial publication, in 1995, of a decidedly post-feminist investigation into a sexual-harassment scandal.

The Spare room

Helen has little idea what lies ahead when she offers her spare room to an old friend of fifteen years. Nicola has arrived in the city for treatment for cancer. Sceptical of the medical establishment, placing all her faith in an alternative health centre, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice that Helen can offer. In the weeks that follow, Nicola’s battle against her cancer will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her.

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