Sally Abbott is a former journalist and a PR Director who lives in Central Victoria with her partner. She was the inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2015. CLOSING DOWN is her first novel.
a polished, accomplished, imaginative novel - Sydney Morning Herald Like all good speculative fiction, Sally Abbott has taken what's happening in the geo-politico-social sphere and ramped it up to the nth degree. - The Big Issue The characters and their strange world are so powerfully drawn that the book's oppressive mood lingers with the reader long after they've looked up from the page. - The Saturday Paper an arresting vision of survival and resilience in a broken world - Australian Review of Books Closing Down is a fitting - if terribly foreshadowing - story for today's political climate. - Books + Publishing I haven't been able to stop thinking about Sally Abbott's debut Closing Down since I finished reading it. - Readings I absolutely loved Closing Down and strongly recommend everyone read it. - Readings Abbott is strikingly effective at identifying the faultlines that run through our increasingly divided society and the degree to which the powerful immure themselves from the effects of their actions - Weekend Australian