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#LoveOzYAbookclub title announcement June 2019 – KINDRED


Hello, and welcome to the middle of the year! We have a new title for this month, and I know you’ll be as excited as I am to read KINDRED: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA stories, edited by Michael Earp.

This anthology pretty much has it all: an incredible twelve-story buffet with work by an amazing selection of writers, including Erin Gough, Claire Coleman, Christos Tsiolkas, Benjamin Law, Marlee Jane Ward and another #LoveOzYAbookclub alumnus, Alison Evans. The anthology recently had a fantastic ‘coming out’ release launch in Melbourne – it was also launched and featured at this year’s Sydney Writers Festival, and will continue its run of literary festival appearances after being the recipient of an Australia Council grant. The focus of the anthology is family and connection, and here’s the blurb:

What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #OwnVoices collection, twelve of Australia’s finest queer writers explore the stories of family, friends, lovers and strangers – the connections that form us.

Compelling queer short fiction by bestsellers, award winners and newcomers to the #LoveOzYA community including Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G Coleman, Michael Earp, Alison Evans, Erin Gough, Benjamin Law, Omar Sakr, Christos Tsiolkas, Ellen van Neerven, Marlee Jane Ward, Jen Wilde and Nevo Zisin.

I’m afraid there isn’t an e-copy of this available, but you can grab a print copy of KINDRED from Boomerang Books (using the ‘loveoz’ code to get free shipping) or from The Little Bookroom (which gets you a copy signed by Michael Earp!).


Please join me in giving a hearty #LoveOzYAbookclub welcome to KINDRED and all its amazing authors, and I hope you enjoy this month’s book!


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