WIN 1 of 15 copies of Bruny by Heather Rose, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

The brilliant and explosive new novel from the author of the award-winning The Museum of Modern Love.

How far would your government go?

A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia’s newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane.

Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go.


Bruny is a searing, subversive, brilliant novel about family, love, loyalty and the new world order.

Praise for The Museum of Modern Love:

‘A glorious novel, meditative and special in a way that defies easy articulation.’ Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites

‘Audacious and beautiful.’ Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

‘I adored it, and it is my book of the year so far.’ Amanda Rayner, Readings Reviews

‘… coruscates with captivating energy … Incisive, beautiful, and precise.’ Foreword Reviews, starred review

‘Captivating … a gem of a novel.’ Library Journal, starred review

‘Deeply involving … profound … emotionally rich and thought-provoking.’ Booklist, starred review

‘With rare subtlety and humanity, this novel relocates the difficult path to wonder in us all.’ The Christina Stead Prize 2017

‘Profound … a tender meditation on art, love, grief, and life.’ Bustle

‘An unusual and lively work of fiction.’ Newsday

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  • The Museum of Modern Love,
    The Stella prize it did win,
    Now the author of the book above,
    Has a new book to begin,
    Exploring government, family and a dastardly deed
    It looks like it would be a really good read.

  • They won the Stella Prize for this novel. I am an avid reader of novels.

  • The Museum of Modern Love won the Margaret Scott Prize and the People’s Choice in the Tasmanian Premier’s Prizes.

  • The Stella Prize. I have a cat named Stella so it’s only fitting that I win… Just kidding! I’ve just rediscovered my love of reading after spending years tending my little kids. The Life of a stay at home mum is beautiful but it can become monotonous. I find books a healthy way to add a little adventure just for me.

  • The Museum of Modern Love won the Margaret Scott Prize and the People’s Choice in the Tasmanian Premier’s Prizes. I would love to win because it is set in my home state of Tasmania and is talking about very current and real events. I can’t wait to read it

  • Stella award. Nothing gives me peace and happiness more than snuggling up reading a book. My time.

  • the Stella Prize – think it would be worth a read!

  • The Stella Prize. I once read that a person who doesn’t read only lives one life, but a person who reads lives many lives. We are only on this Earth for a short time and I want to live as many lives as possible.

  • Museum of Modern Love won the Stella prize in 2017. Can’t have too many books to read, and this one, being written by an Australian and set in our wonderful “Little Island to the South” and so currently political, is one I would dearly love to add to my collection.

  • The museum of modern love won numerous awards, including the Christina Stead Prize in the NSW Premiers Literary Awards. This book sounds captivating and interesting and to be written by an Australian novelist is a bonus.

  • Winner of the 2017 Stella Prize.
    I’ve spent this year caring for my first child and as she’s now approaching toddlerhood, I’m rediscovering ‘Me Time’ and my love of reading.

  • Winner of the 2017 Stella prize! I’d love to win Bruny now that the kids are back at school and I can have time on my own reading this intriguing new novel!

  • The 2017 Stella prize!
    I’d love to win Bruny, as the kids are finally back to school
    And it’s time to find a sunny spot with a good book!

  • im all about reading at the moment, any any new book is a great thing for me to escape life for just a few moments.

  • One of the awards the Museum of Modern Love won in 2017 was SECA Art award and I would love to win it so I can really get into it.

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