Martin writes: “I remember so well when I first met Favel. Her publisher, Hachette, put on a little event one evening for booksellers at the North Fitzroy Bowls Club in Melbourne to introduce us to some of their forthcoming authors. In particular, I remember the sorely-missed Matt Richell (their sales & marketing director at the time) saying to me: “I reckon we’ve got (in Favel) something really special on our hands here”.
And how right he was! Many of you would doubtless have been dazzled by the book he was talking about: her wondrous 2011 debut, Past the Shallows, which went on to be shortlisted for the Miles Franklin prize, amongst several other gongs. She followed that with her paean to the little red ship the Nella Dan and its Antarctic voyages in When the Night Comes in 2014. Both books went on to be published in the UK, the US and several European countries.
So now we’re thrilled to share that forthcoming in September 2019 is her extraordinarily beautiful and moving new novel, There Was Still Love. We adore this book, & Continue reading