The Breeding Season

is a novel about a writer and a scientist, a man and a woman, who lose everything and must reclaim themselves and each other through grief. 

The Breeding Season is based on the incredible life history of the northern quoll, where reproduction and death are brutally intertwined. Drawing on her background in ecological physiology, Niehaus uses wild landscapes and animal bodies to reflect on human fears, love, and legacy.

The Breeding Season will be published by Jane Palfreyman at Allen & Unwin in 2019 and is agented by Gaby Naher.