Helen Elliott

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.

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‘A Room Made of Leaves’ by Kate Grenville


The author of ‘The Secret River’ returns with a canny twist to fictionalise the life of Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of the Australian pioneering settler

‘The Rain Heron’ by Robbie Arnott


An unsettling near-future tale of soldiers hunting a mythic bird by ‘the Tasmanian Wordsworth’

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‘The End of October’ by Lawrence Wright


A ‘New Yorker’ journalist’s eerily prescient novel about public-health officials fighting a runaway pandemic

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‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo (trans. Jamie Chang)


The coldly brilliant, bestselling South Korean novel describing the ambient harassment and discrimination experienced by women globally

‘Actress’ by Anne Enright


In a theatre setting, the masterly Irish writer considers the melting, capricious line between the truth and the fake

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‘The Bass Rock’ by Evie Wyld


The Miles Franklin–winning author’s latest novel expands on her interest in the submission and consequential fury of women amid the impersonal natural world

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‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood


The Booker Prize–winning sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is an exhilarating thriller from the “wiliest writer alive”

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‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood


The Stella Prize–winner returns with a stylish character study of women surprised by age

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‘The Godmother’ by Hannelore Cayre


A sardonic French bestseller about a godmother, in the organised crime sense of the word