Books

AS AUTHOR:

From Here On, Monsters, Sydney: Picador, August 2019

Elizabeth Bryer: From Here On, Monsters

  • From Here On, Monsters is a genuinely exciting debut from an Australian writer. This novel is playful, allegorical and formally ambitious, qualities that lend it a distinctly international flavour, in the way of Peter Carey’s early work […] And, like Carey’s work, it has something urgent to say about contemporary Australia.” — Maria Takolander, The Saturday Paper
  • “Throughout From Here On, Monsters Bryer maintains a curious dialectic between the real and the fantastic, one that grants the novel the oddly dreamlike air of Paul Auster or Joanna Kavenna. […] Like her prose, which is elegantly understated and pleasingly direct, Bryer’s poise in keeping the novel’s multiple elements aloft would be the envy of far more experienced novelists. Yet her metafictional playfulness cannot distract from the seriousness of her intent. For as its various strands converge, the novel distorts and unhinges reality in powerful and unsettling ways, asking us to see how people such as Jhon are rendered invisible, and the human cost of that process.” — James Bradley, The Weekend Australian Review 
  • “Every word is carefully chosen, leaving the sentences short and sharp. This attention to detail is not only a joy for the reader, but also serves as a clever literary device given that the premise of the novel is focused on words and the power they yield. […] This is a beautiful, thought-provoking novel and one I will be reflecting on for a long time.” — Kaylia Payne, Lip Mag

AS TRANSLATOR:

José Luis de Juan, Bonaparte’s Beekeeper [El apicultor de Bonaparte], Sydney: Giramondo, 2020


Aleksandra Lun, The Palimpsests [Los palimpsestos], Boston: Godine, October 2019

  • Winner of a PEN America PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant
  • Extract in Asymptote

Karina Sainz Borgo, It Would Be Night in Caracas [La hija de la española], New York: HarperVia, October 2019


Melba Escobar, House of Beauty [La casa de la belleza], London: 4th Estate, 2018


Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Blood of the Dawn [La sangre de la aurora], Dallas: Deep Vellum Publishing, 2016

  • Winner of Premio Las Américas de Novela 2014
  • “A bold, breviloquent debut novel whose polyhedral story line plunges sans parachute into the bloody chamber of political violence unleashed during the massacre-ridden years in Peru…The narrative hits the ground running in pithy, breathless paragraphs. They hover, incorporeal words and phrases, poised and charged like roiling storm clouds that counterpoint the grounding metaphor of how women’s bodies inevitably become the battle grounds of patriarchal violence.” —Valerie Miles, New York Times Book Review