Joy Dettman

Henry's Daughter

Author's Home Country: 
Crime Fiction

'She had felt a sad pulling feeling in her stomach that day as the car had driven off, like there was a bit of elastic tied around her insides, sort of joining her to those brothers like it went right through that door, and as the car had driven further up the road, that elastic got pulled so tight, it hurt.'

Sub Genre: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 

Joy Dettman

Author Information
Dettman, Joy

About the Author

Joy Dettman was born in Echuca in Victoria and spent her early years in small country towns in NSW and Victoria. She now lives in Melbourne. A mother of four, she is a full-time writer and author of several award-winning stories. Her first novel Mallawindy was a huge success, and was followed by highly acclaimed novels Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust and The Seventh Day.

2010 Davitt Award Nominees

The list of nominees for the 2010 Davitt Awards has now been released.  More wonderful reading to catch up on!

* Marks the ones I've had the good fortune to read so far.


Allen & Unwin - Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt *

Allen & Unwin - Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood *

Allen & Unwin - Red Dust by Fleur McDonald

Arcadia - Steel River by Antoinette Eklund