Helen Elliott

Helen Elliott
Helen Elliott is a literary journalist and writer.

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‘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

Cover of ‘The White Girl’ by Tony Birch

‘The White Girl’ by Tony Birch


An emotionally eloquent novel about the necessary inheritance of strength in Indigenous women

Cover image of ‘The Other Americans’ by Laila Lalami

‘The Other Americans’ by Laila Lalami


An accidental death in a tale of immigrant generations highlights fractures in the promise of America

Cover image of 'Animalia' by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

‘Animalia’ by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo


The French author delivers a pastoral that turns on human cruelty

‘Room for a Stranger’ by Melanie Cheng


The medico-writer delivers a novel driven less by storyline than accumulated observation