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Territory Tales Under the Tree

Shopping for loved ones? Pop into your local bookshop and pick up some of the hottest Territory titles from 2022 to place under the Chrissy tree.

With so much local talent out there, there’s something to suit most tastes. NT Writers’ Centre has put together this handy list to make it easy. What a bunch of champs.

Brunswick Street Blues
Author: Sally Bothroyd

A bartender by trade and disaffected city council worker by day, Brick Brown becomes an amateur sleuth by night after she discovers the mayor’s dead body in a locked room. When her beloved uncle, owner of a popular Melbourne blues club, goes missing, the stakes are raised, and Brick finds herself dragged into a world of corruption and dodgy developers, unearthing a few secrets from her past along the way.

Author: Jennifer Pinkerton

A unique blend of reportage, memoir, research and lyrical prose, Heartland is a probing and insightful exploration of how love, desire and relationships are changing, informed by interviews with more than 100 people under 40.


Unravelling Us
Author: Renee McBryde

What happens after you publish a tell-all memoir that reveals your family’s darkest secrets? How do you break cycles of abuse? In this heartfelt book, Renee McBryde weaves the story of her troubled upbringing together with her experiences as a child protection officer in Alice Springs to reflect on mothering, intergenerational trauma, and how we can break free from the shackles of the past.

A Little Spark
Author: Barry Jonsberg

When Cate’s stepdad, Sam, is offered his dream job in London, Cate’s mum decides they are moving to England with him. But moving means Cate won’t be able to spend special time with her dad that fires her creative spark. A funny and warm tale, full of unexpected twists and turns, about making your own choices by bestselling author Barry Jonsberg.

Australian Deserts
Author: Steve Morton

Go on a journey into the heart of Australia and discover the unique flora and fauna that have evolved to endure the harsh conditions of the arid region in this accessible book, richly illustrated with photographs by Mike Gillam.


The Passage of the Seasons
Authors: Diane Lucas and Colwyn Campbell

Two women naturalists living in different northern Australian habitats – the savannas of the Northern Territory’s Top End and the misty rainforests of Queensland’s Wet Tropics – take you on a sensory journey through the tropical seasons through sketches, paintings, stories, gardens notes, songs, verses and letters.

Ikuntji Textiles
Author: Chrischona Schmidt

Perfect for lovers of books and fashion, this gloriously illustrated book takes you behind the scenes to meet the artists of Ikuntji Textiles and to learn more about the stories that inspired their designs.


Zoom the busy dragonfly
Author: Michelle Coleman

Zoom is a busy dragonfly, so she flies around fast. One day, she takes a wrong turn and finds herself far from home. Many things are different but others, like friendship, are the same. This is a sweet story about slowing down, and embracing new places and those that live there.


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