Us Mob Walawurru - Central Australia, 1960s... Ruby lives on a cattle station and goes to the ‘silver bullet' school where she comes across Mr Duncan, her well-meaning teacher. Follow Ruby as she seeks to understand why two cultures are at odds with each other. The more Ruby learns, the harder the journey becomes as she is drawn back to country to uncover the secrets of her past. Written by David Spillman and Lisa Wilyuka.
A Most Peculiar Act, by Marie Munkara casts a sardonic eye at assimilation and the "white Australia" policy, from the perspective of an Aboriginal camp dweller called Sugar. Sugar's resistance to assimilation turns into a battle with the authorities and the chief protector Horatio Humphris. Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children and unwelcome foreigners, A Most Peculiar Act sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet in a showdown neither side could have expected.
Waiting at the Gait - At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn Caughlan was sent on a 'holiday' and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to return but it soon dawned on her that her family was not coming to get her. This is Robyn's story.
Long Time Now - Alf Taylor, poet and raconteur, has gracefully woven together a collection of stories that are original, witty and poignant. In Long Time Now his remarkable storytelling gifts are displayed to perfection.
Earth - A story of love, hypocrisy, greed and murder. Amidst despair, hope prevails as old values reassert themselves against overwhelming odds. Earth establishes author Bruce Pascoe at the peak of contemporary Australian fiction.
Scream Black Murder - Philip McLaren weaves a spellbinding tale of suspense and danger, taking us into the mind of a serial killer. Two young detectives are assigned to the case, but their superiors are part of the problem.
Ruby-eyed Coucal - A gripping novel about Maree Fox's efforts to find her father, who is fighting in Irian Jaya. It examines relations between Indigenous Australians and West Papuans over the centuries. Written by Bruce Pascoe.