Tania's Books

Tania has three published novels based around the life experiences of strong female protagonists and the themes of memory, loss and the road to personal redemption.

‘My favourite things to write about are time, memory and altered states.’ — Tania Chandler


All That I Remember About Dean Cola (2021) is a compelling portrait of mental illness, memory, and the ways that the years when we ‘come of age’ can be twisted into trauma.

‘A vivid and compelling novel of character, community, and the past. With exquisitely rendered psychological subtlety and an unflinching gaze, it peels back the layers of memory, trauma, and time; at its centre is the wonderful Sidney, broken but resilient, and her unwavering drive to uncover the truth that will set her free.’

Lucy Treloar, Author of Wolfe Island & Salt Creek


Dead in the Water (2016) is about trying to escape the cycle of trauma. It delves into the darkness beneath the surface of fear, betrayal, and revenge, to find a glimmer of hope.

‘When your last name is Chandler, your writing had better be good, and Tania Chandler delivers again. … Whether you start with this or her first book, Please Don’t Leave Me Here, Chandler demonstrates her ability to deliver a psychologically nuanced portrayal of damaged lives.’

Aoife Clifford, author of All These Perfect Strangers


Please Don’t Leave Me Here (2015) is about loss, love and lies. It is about pain, fear, and memory. And, above all, it is about letting go.

‘A remarkable debut. Stylish, assured writing and a compelling, totally believable protagonist. Ms Chandler makes us believe in Brigitte even as we wonder whether to believe her.’

Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect