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Queensland Reviewers Collective: Eta Draconis by Brendan Ritchie

Eta Draconis, Press 26.07.2023

Rod McLary of the Queensland Reviewers Collective has reviewed Eta Draconis. It is a beautifully realised story of the importance of family and the need for us to shape our own future regardless of any threats which may stand in our way. A story of hope in the face of potential destruction – well-written with […]

Augusta-Margaret River Mail: Author to speak at Margaret River Library

Eta Draconis, Events, Press 26.07.2023

An article on Brendan Ritchie’s talk at the Margaret River Library was published in today’s Augusta-Margaret River Mail. Cowaramup local and award winning novelist Brendan Ritchie will share the creative process behind his work and his latest book, Eta Draconis, at a free event on Thursday. Nicky Lefebvre, Augusta-Margaret River Mail

Keeping Up With The Penguins: Eta Draconis Review

Eta Draconis, Press 03.07.2023

Eta Draconis has been reviewed by Sheree of Keeping Up With The Penguins. Eta Draconis is like an upper-YA Australian take on The Grapes Of Wrath, complete with the misery spiral and messy teenage relationships (that Ritchie absolutely nails, by the way). You won’t be able to help glancing up at the night sky after you’re done, […]

Kill Your Darlings Books Roundup: After the Rain, Yellowface, Eta Draconis

Eta Draconis, Press 23.06.2023

Duncan Strachan has reviewed Eta Draconis for Kill Your Darlings. … Eta Draconis brilliantly questions how we deal with life-altering change on a global scale. How Elora and Vivienne keep moving when all is seemingly lost is ultimately a story for our time. Dundan Strachan, Kill Your Darlings

Eta Draconis book review in The West Australian

Sister tale shines bright: Eta Draconis book review in The West Australian

Eta Draconis, Press 20.06.2023

Gemma Nisbet has reviewed Eta Draconis in Saturday’s print issue of The West Australian. The review can also be found on The West’s website: Book Review: Eta Draconis by Perth author Brendan Ritchie Throughout, Ritchie ably builds both the authenticity of his world and the tension of his plot, but it’s the emotional acuity of […]

Eta Draconis is Sydney Morning Herald’s Fiction Book of the Week

Eta Draconis, Press 10.06.2023

The Sydney Morning Herald book reviews are in, and Eta Draconis is their Fiction Book of the Week! You can read the review on The Sydney Morning Herald’s website: A vital handbook on the Voice and unnerving dystopian fiction It’s a tense tale of two young women coping with constant and implacable threat, daring to […]

ArtsHub review Eta Draconis

Eta Draconis, Press 08.06.2023

Ned Hirst at ArtsHub has given Eta Draconis 4/5 stars, discussing the ‘cli-fi’ aspects of the book. You can read the full review on the ArtsHub website: Book review: Eta Draconis, Brendan Ritchie The novel’s most moving passages are those that vindicate what I take to be its central theme: a defence of the role […]

Brendan talks to Podstreet: the Writing WA podcast

Eta Draconis, Press 12.05.2023

This week, join us on Podstreet as host Will Yeoman catches up with WA author Brendan Ritchie, whose latest novel Eta Draconis, winner of the prestigious 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, has just been published by UWAP. Listen below, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Eta Draconis is reviewed by Books + Publishing

Eta Draconis, Press 21.03.2023

Eta Draconis has been reviewed by Danielle Bagnato at Books + Publishing. Eta Draconis is a poetic coming-of-age story for readers who enjoy realistic dystopian fiction. Danielle Bagnato You can read the full review on the Books + Publishing website.

Books + Publishing: Dorothy Hewett Award 2022 shortlist announced

Eta Draconis, Press 05.08.2022

Books + Publishing, “Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry” has reported on the news of the Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist announcement. UWA Publishing, in partnership with The Copyright Agency, presents this annual award for an unpublished manuscript. Brendan Ritchie’s novel Eta Draconis is on the shortlist, and the winner will be announced soon. […]