Mar 25 2019

I am very happy to be attending the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival in June. What a great line-up! I’ll be doing an in-conversation event with ex SMH music journalist, Bernard Zuel, discussing Cedar Valley, Goodwood, music and etc. I’m also taking part in two great looking panels. All info is here.

events coming up

Mar 20 2019

This Saturday, March 23, I’ll be appearing at Jugiong Writers Festival, discussing contemporary Australia fiction. On April 6 & 7, I’ll be at the Newcastle Writers Festival, talking about character and country. I am doing two Cedar Valley events for Sydney Writers Festival – one at Hurstville Library (April 30) and one Carriageworks (May 4). Also for SWF, I’ll be taking part in Gay For Page (May 3), which has a particularly excellent line-up this year. For Vivid Sydney, I’ll be playing a set with my old mate Jack Ladder on May 24, opening for other old mates, The Middle East (who are reforming) to celebrate Spunk Records’ 20th Anniversary. And finally, I’ll be part of this year’s Mark Colvin Conversation on May 29 at the AGNSW, a panel on the subject of inner life in the digital age. I will also play two songs at this. See you all at an event shortly. More info and ticket links are on the LIVE page.


Jan 23 2019

If you’re interested in reading reviews of Cedar Valley, there are a whole lot now on the REVIEWS page.


Dec 04 2018

I am so thrilled that Cedar Valley has been longlisted in the Fiction category for the 2019 Indie Book Awards. What fantastic company it is in! Congratulations to all the longlisted authors. You can find more information about the awards here.

more cedar valley reviews

Nov 15 2018

Thanks to the team at Studio 10 for their tops review of Cedar Valley. I was stoked! You can watch them discussing it here. You can also listen to 2ser’s review here. And thanks to the Herald Sun in Melbourne, who described the book as “a charming and compelling tale of personal pain, long-held secrets and mystery . . . a page-turner with a distinct Aussie flavour . . . If you can wait a few weeks, Cedar Valley would make a perfect Christmas holiday read.”

thirroul & gerringong

Nov 09 2018

Two more book events have been added for people living in the Illawarra and NSW south coast. On Wednesday, November 28, I’ll be talking about Cedar Valley, etc, and signing books at Franks Wild Years in Thirroul. On the 29th, I’ll be doing the same (in conversation with my esteemed publisher and mentor, Richard Walsh) at the lovely Crooked River Winery in Gerringong. This one is a dinner event and the ticket price includes main meal and a glass of wine. Fancy!


Oct 26 2018

There is a lovely review of Cedar Valley in the Australian today. But a warning: it contains several spoilers!! The “manner in which Throsby twins together these two cases, separated by time and place, is ingenious. . . beautifully intertwined fact and fiction.” Thanks!

I was also chuffed that Zan Rowe banged on about Cedar Valley in the Bang On Live in Melbourne podcast. You can listen to me and Zan having a chat about the book (and many other things) in this recent episode of Take 5.

more on cedar valley

Oct 10 2018

If you’re from Adelaide, you may enjoy this piece on Cedar Valley (and its Adelaide connections) from The Adelaide Review.

And thanks to Better Reading for their lovely review: “Set in the same world as her critically acclaimed debut Goodwood . . . Holly Throsby’s Cedar Valley is another triumph from this brilliant storyteller. . . Every character in this novel is perfectly formed, and it’s a real pleasure getting to know both Benny and the eccentric and endearing locals. While some mystery stories set in small towns focus on the isolation or paranoia that can manifest in such places, Cedar Valley is delightfully different, focusing instead on the strong sense of community and connection between the townsfolk. It’s a town and a story with warmth and heart, and the mysteries at its centre will keep you guessing until the end. If you loved Goodwood, we just know you’ll love Cedar Valley, too.”