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Katherine Johnson

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Katherine Johnson is the author of three novels: Pescador's Wake (Fourth Estate 2009), The Better Son (Ventura Press 2016), and Matryoshka (Ventura Press 2018). Her fourth novel, Paris Savages (Ventura Press 2019), was shortlisted in the ABIA Awards 2020 and will be published in the UK by Allison and Busby (July 2020). Katherine, born in Brisbane, Queensland, now lives in Tasmania where she has worked as a science journalist and lives on a clifftop at the edge of the bush with her husband and two children. Her non-fiction articles have been published internationally.

Pescador's Wake won a HarperCollins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development in 2007.

The Better Son tells the story of a family yearning for love but layered with secrets, and t
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Average rating: 3.95 · 716 ratings · 156 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Better Son

4.03 avg rating — 421 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Paris Savages

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Matryoshka

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Pescador's Wake

3.58 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Writing that second novel

There has been a lot said about writing a second novel, and I do agree the challenges are unique . There is more expectation - to be perhaps better than the first book, to be in the same vein but to go further, to be wiser, less self-conscious, more assured...

It's no surprise then, that the inner critic sits more firmly on your shoulder, the second time around. Sometimes, it morphs into the outer Read more of this blog post »
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"A fictional but disturbing portrayal of a little known but true part of Australian history.
Three Aboriginal people were taken to Europe and subjected to demeaning treatment in the name of science and education.
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"After spying the beautiful Aussie bush cover on the shelves at Big W my eyes pricked at the words 'Fraser Island'. I have only ever been camping there once but it was some of our best ever camping memories and I was keen to add the book to my cart an" Read more of this review »
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"Travelling back to the 1880’s, disgraced German engineer turned scientist emigrates with his wife & daughter to K’gari - Fraser Island in Queensland Australia. The family befriend the local Badtjala tribe but after the death of his wife, Louis Müller" Read more of this review »
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