After the blockbuster success of Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey’s highly anticipated new novel is Honeybee. Chronicling the coming of age of its transgender narrator, Sam, the story opens with Sam and another despairing soul standing on an overpass ready to end it all. Sam and Vic save each other and their tentative friendship gives them their first reason to live. Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, Honeybee is a deeply empathetic novel of identity, vulnerability and masculinity.
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Craig Silvey’s most celebrated novel, Jasper Jones, won and was shortlisted for many Australian and international literary awards, and was adapted for the stage and screen. His highly anticipated follow up is Honeybee.
Dr Yves Rees is a writer, historian and podcaster living on stolen Wurundjeri land. Currently, they are Lecturer in History at La Trobe University and co-host of Archive Fever podcast. Their essay ‘Reading the Mess Backwards’ won the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize and their memoir All About Yves: Notes from a Transition will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2022.