In May, Lia took The Crying Place on the road, retracing the journey she made when recording the first draft, finishing at the NT Writers’ festival in Alice. You can follow Lia’s road trip here, or read about it in the story that appeared in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘one of the books of the year!’

– Michael Cathcart, Radio National, Books & Arts Daily

Australian Independent Bookseller’s Book of the Month – March 2017



‘A brave and devastating novel of grief, place and belonging…Its grace, its compassion and its deep humanity makes you see our country anew. This book is bracing and tough, kind and generous.’

CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS, author of The Slap

‘The Crying Place is an impressive novel of friendship and the haunting contradictions at the base of Australian society.’

ALEX MILLER, twice winner of the Miles Franklin