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Katherine Johnson

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Tasmanian writer Katherine Johnson is the author of four novels: Pescador's Wake (Fourth Estate 2009), The Better Son (Ventura Press 2016), Matryoshka (Ventura Press 2018) and Paris Savages (Ventura Press 2019, Allison and Busby UK 2020, Jimenez Edizioni Italy 2021 - published under the title Selvaggi).

Paris Savages, is based on the true story of three Aboriginal (Badtjala) people from Fraser Island, Queensland, who were transported to Europe in 1882 as ethnographic curiosities. It was shortlisted in the ABIA Awards 2020 and was The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month (July 2020).

The Better Son tells the story of a family yearning for love but layered with secrets, and the price of a lie. Set in northern Tasmania’s cave country, The
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Average rating: 3.93 · 877 ratings · 194 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Better Son

4.04 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Paris Savages

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Matryoshka

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Pescador's Wake

3.65 avg rating — 37 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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Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson
"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.
Not only were they "put on show" and exp" Read more of this review »
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"I loved that this book presented an element of history that is either awkwardly romanticised or forgotten about entirely. This is an important book that has been meticulously researched and tries to remain respectful while amplifying voices that are " Read more of this review »
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