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Diary of a Bookseller: Titles to look out for in 2023

A new year heralds a new line-up of books, and this month our columnist looks at some of the most-anticipated titles of 2023 – including exciting fresh fiction from award-winning Australian and international authors, a spate of promising historical novels by Adelaide writers, and captivating memoirs and investigative reads.

Books & Poetry

Eight of the best books of 2022

The best books, as our Diary of a Bookseller columnist observes, are those that stay with us. She recommends eight of her favourite titles of the year – from a stunningly good literary crime story and a clever experimental novel full of mysteries and contradictions, to an Adelaide writer’s eviscerating memoir.

Books & Poetry

Diary of a bookseller: Weekend goals achieved

This month’s recommended reads focus on memoir, including Sarah Sentilles’ heartbreaking account of her experience as a foster carer, a new hardback collection of Joan Didion’s work, an extraordinary Australian account of devastation and recovery, and a local exposé of reproductive technology and its human consequences.