SMH – What to read in 2018

Wow! Got a mention beside the big kids in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.

Jane Sullivan has an article called ‘What to read in 2018: a selection of the big books on the shelves next year.’ And if you scroll right down (keep going, yep keep going), you might find a mention of me. Huzzah!

From Sullivan’s list I’m also keen to read:

  • Eleanor Limprecht (The Passengers, Allen & Unwin, March) – because I’ve enjoyed her earlier novels.
  • Ruby Murray (The Biographer’s Lover, Black Inc., April) – because with a title like that, why wouldn’t I?
  • Melissa Lucashenko (Too Much Lip, UQP, August) – because her earlier novel Mullumbimby is one of my all time favourites.
  • Historian Peter Cochrane’s first novel, The Making of Martin Sparrow (Viking, May), is described as “Deadwood on the Hawkesbury” – which sounds fantastic too me.
  • Robbie Arnott’s Flames (Text, May) – because when I met Robbie last month he seemed really nice.
  • Anne Summers’ memoir is Becoming (Allen & Unwin, second half of the year) – because anything Summers writes is usually worth reading.

Happy New Year, everyone.


2018-03-24T02:35:25+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Interesting Articles, Work in Progress, Writing|6 Comments


  1. Sarah Vee December 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Nice one! I too am looking forward to reading this upcoming “Outstanding biography”.

    • Michelle Scott Tucker December 29, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sarah – but the journalist who wrote that hasn’t read it either!

  2. whisperinggums December 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    “Outstanding” no less! How exciting Michelle. She’s obviously got some insider information to write that. I look forward to being able to talk about my friend, the outstanding biographer.

    And so many great sounding books coming. I agree with some of your picks, but would add others, such as Tim Winton and Gerald Murnane, for a start. Also Robert Drewe.

  3. residentjudge December 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    What illustrious company you’re in! Congratulations!

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