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 HeraldLike 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 IssueThe 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 Paperan arresting vision of survival and resilience in a broken world - Australian Review of BooksClosing Down is a fitting - if terribly foreshadowing - story for today's political climate. - Books + PublishingI haven't been able to stop thinking about Sally Abbott's debut Closing Down since I finished reading it. - ReadingsI absolutely loved Closing Down and strongly recommend everyone read it. - ReadingsAbbott 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