Oh Lucky Country by Rosa Cappiello
Immigrating in huge numbers post-war, southern Europeans transformed Australia. This compelling novel is a fierce take on Anglo-Australian society and its prejudices.
Heddy and Me by Susan Varga
Heddy was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. This memoir by her daughter explores the impact of her mother’s experiences on their relationship.
Love and Vertigo by Hsu-Ming Teo
This insightful and moving novel describes generational differences and parental expectations in an immigrant family of Malaysian and Chinese heritage.
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The Tribe by Michael Mohammed Ahmad
The Lebanese community of south-western Sydney is often targeted by a blatantly Islamophobic media. This frank novella, from a child’s point of view, counters that prejudice with an insider’s account of a Lebanese family.
The Permanent Resident by Roanna Gonsalves
This terrific collection focuses on the tough lives of Indian immigrants in Sydney. Gonsalves is a witty writer, but her stories are often moving as her lively, flawed characters strive for their goal of permanent residency.