Helen Elliott

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.



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‘The Living Sea of Waking Dreams’ by Richard Flanagan

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The Booker Prize winner’s allegorical new novel about the permanence of loss

‘The Time of Our Lives’ by Robert Dessaix

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The memoirist’s latest, surprisingly unsettling instalment

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‘Little Eyes’ by Samanta Schweblin (trans. Megan McDowell)

Culture

Intimacy and privacy blur as people adopt cybernetic pets inhabited remotely by others, in this disturbing speculative fiction

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‘A Room Made of Leaves’ by Kate Grenville

Culture

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

Culture

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

Culture

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)

Culture

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

‘Actress’ by Anne Enright

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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

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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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