Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, ‘The Sisters’ Song’ traces the lives of two very different sisters. One for whom giving and loving are her most natural qualities and the other who cannot forgive and forget.


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‘This debut novel from a gentle and perceptive new voice in Australian fiction is deeply evocative of a bygone era. This is a story we live through on every page … but delivers a powerful and cathartic final message.’


The Australian Women’s Weekly


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 Louise Allan is an Australian writer, mentor and former doctor. Her début novel, The Sisters’ Song (Allen and Unwin, 2018), won the 2018 Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award, was shortlisted for the 2014 City of Fremantle—TAG Hungerford Award and awarded a Varuna Residential Fellowship. Louise was the 2019 Scholarship Writer in Residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre. 

She lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her family and two dogs. In addition to writing, she’s a keen-but-slow swimmer, and loves music and movies. She is currently working on her second and third books.

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