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Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal is a Singaporean novelist, having family roots in Punjab, region. Her first novel Inheritance won the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award in 2014, and her second novel Sugarbread was a finalist for the 2015 inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Her third novel, "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" was released to international acclaim in 2017. Movie rights for "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" have been sold to Scott Free Productions and Film4.Balli was born in Singapore and grew up living in countries such as Japan, Russia, the Philippines, Australia and the US.

Genres: Mystery, General Fiction
New Books
March 2023

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Counterfeit (2022)
Kirstin Chen
"Counterfeit is a riveting and energetic novel about a world that so many of us encounter but rarely understand beyond the surface. Chen deftly guides readers through the exploits of old friends Ava and Winnie while also exploring the intricacies of friendship, class, culture, and survival."
The Matchmaker's List (2019)
Sonya Lalli
"A funny and moving exploration of modern love."
All the Little Children (2017)
Jo Furniss
"All the Little Children is a moving, realistic, and suspenseful portrayal of the realities of motherhood. Marlene’s constant struggles with the balancing act of being a working mum take on an urgent meaning in this surreal, postapocalyptic context. This is literally a novel about surviving motherhood."

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