I’m so thrilled to announce that my next novel, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, will be published in spring 2021 by Allen & Unwin, in the UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada).
You can read the news of the acquisition in The Bookseller here (paywalled, but non-subscribers can view a few articles per month).
The official blurb and cover are still to come, but the novel is about family; grief and hope; the Tasmanian landscape; food; King Lear; silence; and how the most dangerous lies are those we tell ourselves.
The Cookbook of Common Prayer is a big departure from the fantasy/sci-fi trilogy that I’ve published previously, though it shares some of the same preoccupations (siblings; loss; landscape).
I can’t wait to share it with readers in 2021.
The image below, by J.J. Harrison (JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5) shows the Tesselated Pavements at Eaglehawk Neck, in Tasmania’s Tasman Peninsula, a central location in the novel.