Singer and musician Holly Throsby’s Goodwood is a gripping debut novel of secrets and small-town obsessions. After two people mysteriously vanish, a small community is torn apart by dark rumours. Described by The Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a satisfying and conscientiously constructed mystery, an affectionate but clear-eyed portrait of a time and place, and a darkly lovely coming of age story’, Goodwood is both funny and tender, angry and complex. Holly Throsby talks to Amy Spangler about her debut.

Holly Throsby (Australian)

Holly Throsby

Holly Throsby is a musician and novelist from Sydney. She has released five solo albums, a collection of original children’s songs, and an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper (with Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann). Holly has been nominated for four ARIAs. Holly’s debut novel Goodwood was a critically acclaimed bestseller, shortlisted for numerous awards. Her second novel Cedar Valley was published to rave reviews. It has been longlisted for the Indie Book Award.