If you like your fiction well-written with atmosphere, suspense, and surprise then Melbourne writers, Mark Brandi (The Others) and Laura Elizabeth Woollett (The Newcomer) will make your day.
Laura Elizabeth Woollett is the author of a short story collection, The Love of a Bad Man, and two novels, Beautiful Revolutionary and The Newcomer. The Love of a Bad Man was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Beautiful Revolutionary was shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, and the Kathleen Mitchell Award. Laura is the City of Melbourne’s 2020 Boyd Garret writer-in-residence and is a 2020-22 Marten Bequest scholar for prose.