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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

Syd­ney-based singer-song­writer Holly Throsby has shown off her tal­ents in a va­ri­ety of ways since launch­ing her ca­reer with the al­bum On Night in 2004. Since then she has re­leased a hand­ful of al­bums, in­clud­ing her col­lab­o­ra­tion with fel­low tune­smiths Sarah Blasko and Sally Selt­mann in Seeker Lover Keeper and See!, a col­lec­tion of chil­dren’s songs. She has con­trib­uted to al­bums by other artists such as Josh Pyke and Jack Lad­der, and in 2012 was part of a Bob Dy­lan trib­ute tour that also fea­tured Pyke and Pa­tience Hodg­son from the Grates, among oth­ers. Now Throsby, daugh­ter of broad­caster Mar­garet Throsby, is turn­ing her hand to prose for her next re­lease. The singer, who has pub­lished two comic books that she wrote and il­lus­trated, will un­veil her de­but novel, Good­wood later this year. The novel, which will be pub­lished by Allen & Un­win on Septem­ber 28, is de­scribed as “rich in char­ac­ter and com­plex­ity” and “a com­pelling ride into a small com­mu­nity torn apart by dark ru­mour and mys­tery”, and is set in the early 1990s. Nashville

First-time nov­el­ist Holly Throsby

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