For the Guardian, she named a top ten list of books on the migrant experience.
One book on her list:
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter CareyRead about another book on Valmorbida's list.
More doom in The Lucky Country! Here is Oscar, a sunburnt Englishman, a quivering man of God driven to desperation and crime, terrified of water and addicted to laudanum, attempting to sail his glass church up a river in remotest Australia. What starker image can there be of the misplaced migrant? The church becomes a fractured furnace where large and frightening insects are imprisoned. Its precious panes craze and crack. You know what must happen next.
Related: see Lynn Freed's list of "favorite books evoking the immigrant life."