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.”

book of the month at dymocks

Oct 02 2018

Thanks so much to Dymocks for making Cedar Valley Book of the Month at Dymocks stores across Australia. I so appreciate the support of booksellers.

Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist

Oct 02 2018

I am so thrilled that Goodwood has been shortlisted for the 2018 Barbara Jefferis Award. Named after the highly regarded Australian author, feminist, and founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, the $55,000 biennial award is for “the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society.” Congratulations to the other shortlisted authors: Libby Angel, Madelaine Dickie, Catherine McKinnon, and Jane Rawson. You can read more here.

broadsheet

Sep 28 2018

I spoke to Broadsheet about ‘Cedar Valley’. You can read the article here.

cedar valley is out today

Sep 26 2018

Cedar Valley is out TODAY in all good Australian bookstores, as a digital download, and on audiobook. I hope you all enjoy it very much.

More reviews have come in. The Sunday Times (WA) said: ‘[Cedar Valley] delivers in spades. . . Throsby’s rich characterisation left this reader feeling as though she’d made lifelong friends by the final page.’ And Readings said, ‘In Cedar Valley Holly Throsby has crafted a quiet mystery which brims with the energy of its characters’ inner lives. . . What is wonderful about Cedar Valley is the sense of a complete community. Throsby keeps a skilful pace, checking in with the towns inhabitants, both old and new. She moves you along so well at the pace of the people of Cedar Valley that you do not realise straightaway the ways in which she is subverting the expectations of the small-town mystery. . . a very satisfying journey.’

Cedar Valley book tour

Sep 14 2018

To celebrate the release of my second novel, Cedar Valley, I will be doing a series of in-conversation book events in October in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA. See here for dates, locations and ticket info.

Also, the first review of the book has come in from the good people at Books + Publishing. It says: ‘This is a masterful novel . . . Cedar Valley is written with an assured hand and is essential reading for those who like their Australian rural tales with a touch of mystery. Readers who loved Goodwood will find even more to love here.’ Four stars. Thanks, B+P!

Cedar Valley will be in all good bookstores from September 26.

a show with sally & sarah

Sep 13 2018

I’m playing a special one-off show with my dear Seeker Lover Keeper pals, Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann, on October 27 at St Stephens Church in Newtown. This show is a fundraiser for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, and all proceeds from ticket sales go to people doing it tough in the inner west. The three of us will be performing a short solo set each, and then…who knows what might happen? See you there.

Cedar Valley

Jun 03 2018

I am very excited to announce that my second novel, Cedar Valley, is coming out on September 26 via the good people at Allen & Unwin. Set a year later (1993) in a town nearby Goodwood, this is not a sequel but a kind of ‘companion’ to my first novel, and a completely standalone story. I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, and I hope you enjoy reading it too. You can find more information about Cedar Valley here. Thank you to Sandy Cull at gogoGinko for the awesome cover.