Books Released in October 2023

Published:September 29, 2023
October 2023 Books Released

There’s no better time to indulge in the magic of reading. Get ready for a captivating October with an array of new books that promise to transport you to different worlds, evoke deep emotions, and ignite your imagination. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the literary gems hitting the shelves this October:

The Seven

Released October 3, 2023

The Seven

Chris Hammer

The latest stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands and The Tilt.


Released October 3, 2023

Salt River Road

Molly Schmidt

Introducing an exciting new voice in Australian fiction, Molly Schmidt, winner of the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Salt River Road is a compelling coming-of-age novel about grief and healing set in a small town in the 1970s.


Released October 3, 2023

Green Dot

Madeleine Gray

A witty, profound, and painfully relatable debut novel exploring solitude, desire, and the allure of chasing something that promises nothing.


Released October 3, 2023

Stone Yard Devotional

Charlotte Wood

A deeply moving novel about forgiveness, grief, and what it means to be ‘good’, from the award-winning author of The Natural Way of Things and The Weekend.


Released October 3, 2023


Laura Jean McKay

The brilliant new short story collection from the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of The Animals in That Country.

Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko

Released October 3, 2023


Melissa Lucashenko

Two extraordinary Indigenous stories set five generations apart.


Released October 4, 2023

Lola in the Mirror

Trent Dalton

Bighearted, gritty, magical, and moving, Lola in the Mirror is the irresistible new novel from international bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe and All Our Shimmering Skies, Trent Dalton.


Released October 4, 2023

A Country Vet Christmas

Alissa Callen, Penelope Janu, Stella Quinn, Pamela Cook, Lily Malone

A heartwarming collection of five brand-new festive stories from favourite Australian authors about country vets, love and small-town Christmas charm.


Released October 4, 2023

Back on Track

Tricia Stringer

Bestselling author and voice of Australian storytelling Tricia Stringer tackles troubled relationships, ageism, and love old and new in this warm, funny, uplifting story of colleagues and unlikely travel companions thrown together on an astonishing (and revealing) train trip across Australia.


Released October 10, 2023

The Naturalist of Amsterdam

Melissa Ashley

At the turn of the 18th century, Amsterdam is at the centre of an intellectual revolution, with artists and scientists racing to record the wonders of the natural world. Of all the brilliant naturalists in Europe, Maria Sibylla Merian is one of its brightest stars.


Released October 17, 2023

Mr. Einstein’s Secretary

Matthew Reilly



Released October 17, 2023

Sugar Palace

Fiona McIntosh

The heart-stopping new historical romantic adventure from the bestselling author of The Orphans.


Released October 17, 2023

Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect

Benjamin Stevenson

A train journey . . . A dead body . . . And suspects who share one thing in common – how to get away with murder.


Released October 31, 2023

The Drowning

Bryan Brown

With sales of over 16,000 copies of Sweet Jimmy, Bryan Brown’s distinctive storytelling voice continues in this unflinching, gripping novel.


Released October 31, 2023

Days of Innocence and Wonder

Lucy Treloar

When someone is taken away, what is left behind?


Released October 31, 2023

Women & Children

Tony Birch

A powerful, personal novel about women and justice, from one of this country’s most loved and clear-eyed storytellers.


Released October 31, 2023

The Conversion

Amanda Lohrey

From Miles Franklin Award-winning author Amanda Lohrey comes a stunning literary foray into place, grief, and what makes a home.


Released October 31, 2023

The In-Between

Christos Tsiolkas

The tender, sensual and moving new novel from the award-winning and bestselling author of?The Slap?and?Damascus. A compelling contemporary love story between two middle-aged men, told with grace, heart and wisdom.

Which of these books has already piqued your interest? Let the reading adventures begin!

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