Today’s authors’ pick has been chosen by Natalie Jane Prior.
My book of the year, and certainly the one I was hanging out to see published, is Matthew Condon’s All Fall Down, the third in his series about police and political corruption in Queensland (the others are Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers). To be blunt, anyone who grew up in Queensland in the sixties, seventies and eighties should read these books. They are meticulously researched, incredibly readable, and notable (I think) for being very fair and even handed in their assessment of the events.
Natalie Jane Prior is the author of numerous books for children and young adults.