Shrill – Lindy West
This New York Times bestseller is a wild memoir and uproarious feminist call-to-arms.
City of Thorns – Ben Rawlence
A fascinating portrait of the lives of nine individuals making a life in the world’s largest refugee camp.
Fight Like A Girl – Clementine Ford
A powerful feminist manifesto with plenty of wit, insight and passion.
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain – Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
The life-changing true story of the woman at the forefront of neuroplasty research.
One Child – Mei Fong
A gripping examination of China’s most radical social experiment and it’s far reaching effects.
Much Ado About Shakespeare – Donovan Bixley
Shakespeare’s life told through his own words and the breathtaking illustrations of his greatest fan.
Good Muslim Boy – Osamah Sami
Both side-splittingly funny and heart-breaking, this memoir provides a powerful insight into immigrant life.
Position Doubtful – Kim Mahood
A beautiful and intense exploration of friendships, landscape and homecoming.
Paul Keating – Troy Bramston
The definitive biography of Australia’s charismatic 24th Prime Minister.
Double Dissolution – Lee Zachariah
A snapshot of Australian politics through a unique lens.
Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe
Award-winning author Bruce Pascoe shines a new light on Aboriginal history.
Full Bore – William McInnes
A hilarious take on our sports-obsessed nation.
Songs of a War Boy – Deng Adut
The remarkable life story of our 2017 NSW Australian of the Year – from child soldier to lawyer and advocate for the disenfranchised.
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer – Kate Summerscale
A fascinating retelling of a true crime that sent Victorian England into a frenzy.
Curiosity – Alberto Manguel
The history of human curiosity from a famously curious mind.
Program Manager: Perth Writers Festival
Constantly switching between her left and right brain, Perth Writers Festival programmer Katherine Dorrington spends half her time with her nose in a book (the real thing – no reading tablets here) and half her time crafting a Festival that is best described as a book club on steroids.