A stunning emerging Australian writer, Stephanie Bishop's first novel was The Singing, for which she was named one of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD's Best Young Australian Novelists. The Singing was also highly commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award.
Her latest novel, The Other Side of the World, is a story of melancholy beauty that proves the only thing harder than losing home is trying to find it again.
Bishop shares her top five most influential books with us ...
I'm sure my mother read me this story as a moral tale – I was the elder sister who had to make room for a new sibling. The book tells the story of a dog, John Brown and his owner, Rose. One night a cat arrives and meows to be let in. But John Brown doesn’t want the cat around and is worried that his place will be usurped. He tells the cat to go away, but eventually must capitulate, in order to make Rose happy. I felt for poor John Brown, he was the first character I really connected with.
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