The 2017 Best Young Australian Novelists

By Linda Morris
Updated May 29 2017 - 2:21am, first published May 28 2017 - 1:48pm
Portrait of Australian author Julie Koh. Debut novelist of the short story collection Portable Curiosities will be named Best Young Australian Novelist at the Sydney Writers' Festival next week. Photographed Wednesday 17th May 2017. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SPECTRUM 170517

In the fiction of the four authors chosen as The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2017 there runs a common thread of home, be its construction as a place of retreat and safety or as a source of trauma, oppression or persecution.

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