Seeing Other People

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Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist 2022
SHORTLISTED for the ABIA for Literary Fiction
LONGLISTED for the BookPeople Book of the Year for Fiction 

‘This! Was! So! Good! ... Diana Reid you are in a total league of your own.’ - Zara McDonald, Shameless Podcast

Seeing Other People will be the book of the summer.’ - PedestrianTV

‘An extraordinary new voice in Aussie lit.’ ― Zoë Foster Blake

‘a captivating read that feels made for racing through while lying on the beach.’ ― Vogue Australia

Charlie’s skin was stinging. Not with heat or sweat, but with that intense, body-defining self-consciousness—that sense of being watched. She lowered her eyes from Eleanor’s loving gaze. Her throat taut with tears, she swallowed. ‘You’re a good sister, Eleanor.’

‘Don’t say that.’

After two years of lockdowns, there’s change in the air. Eleanor has just broken up with her boyfriend, Charlie’s career as an actress is starting up again. They’re finally ready to pursue their dreams—relationships, career, family—if only they can work out what it is they really want.

When principles and desires clash, Eleanor and Charlie are forced to ask: where is the line between self-love and selfishness? In all their confusion, mistakes will be made and lies will be told as they reckon with the limits of their own self-awareness.

Seeing Other People is the darkly funny story of two very different sisters, and the summer that stretches their relationship almost to breaking point. 


‘a great summer read.’ - The Guardian

The prose sparkles on the page, as effervescent and drinkable as a glass of prosecco on a warm summer's evening.’ - The Australian

‘We absolutely adored this hotly-anticipated novel’ - The Shameless Bookclub

‘If you tore through Love & Virtue last year, you'll want to add Diana Reid's second novel to the top of your reading bucket list.’ - Marie Claire

I enjoyed this funny, charming and enormously readable novel a great deal, in large part due to the wit and authenticity with which Reid represents her characters and their world.’ - The West Australian

Reid hasn’t lost her skewering wit.’ - Sydney Morning Herald

a compulsive read’ - Primer

'funny and engaging’ - ArtsHub

Reid's witty and insightful social observation is something to relish’ - ABC Radio National, The Bookshelf

‘There is a genuine warmth as well as capacious intelligence and sly humour to Reid’s writing, and a dynamic energy to the novel that’s always compelling’ - The Guardian

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