Laurie Steed reviews 'The Toymaker' by Liam Pieper

Laurie Steed reviews 'The Toymaker' by Liam Pieper

The Toymaker

by Liam Pieper

$29.99 pb, 272 pp, 9780670079384

Liam Pieper has been making quite a name for himself in recent years. He published his début memoir, The Feel Good Hit of the Year, to acclaim in 2014. He followed this up with Mistakes Were Made (2015), a collection of four essays. Now, just over a year later, he has published his first novel, The Toymaker; one reviewer has even compared it favourably to J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999).

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Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is the author of You Belong Here, published in March 2018. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian StoriesAward Winning Australian WritingThe Age, MeanjinWesterlyIsland, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation, and The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia). He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two young sons. 

Published in August 2016, no. 383

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