Dion Perry / Island Life: The Story of Clarke island 1984–1990
‘Utterly charming and immensely readable, in Island Life, Dion Perry gives us a true ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ tale set in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Australia, the Bass Strait Islands.’ - Michael Veitch
Indrani Perera / pas de deux
Indrani invites us to dance with the rhythm of her words - to sway, twist and twirl through them on a journey deep into the heart of creativity.
John Watson / Theatricals
The idea of retelling theatre stories began with a second-hand copy of Donald Sinden’s Theatrical Anecdotes. Other anthologies, biographies and histories followed.
l.e. berry / Channelling Childhood
‘A look back to childhood, both vehement and vulnerable, Channelling Childhood is an engaging read.’ - Les Wicks
Steve Jacobs / Crossroads
The powerful stories collected in Crossroads deal with the viciousness of apartheid and show how that policy dehumanised South Africans.
George Genovese / A Gloomorous Book In Verse
As the title suggests, A Gloomorous Book In Verse is a seriously funny book and should not be left in the possession of unsupervised children.
Christopher Nailer / The China Cabinet and other poems
What happens when you collide with China after thirty years studying the language, literature, history? This bilingual collection reflects on that encounter, and others, over the twenty-five years that followed.
Maureen Mendelowitz / What have you done
He's a man used to getting what he wants. Single-minded and focused, he sets goals and inevitably achieves his aims. He loves his wife. But love is a living thing. It needs constant nourishment. Although his love for her is ever-present, it is not burning brightly enough.
Martin Christmas / Random Adventures
'Random Adventures shows Martin Christmas maturing as a poet, and is an important step forward in his writing.’ - Steve Evans, former Director of the Creative Writing Program, Flinders University
Rose Helen Mitchell / Long is the Way and Hard
Harry, an Australian veteran from World War I, and Caitlin, an English girl, meet briefly at the end of the war. When Caitlin writes to Harry with the news that her husband Patrick has died, and that she has given birth to a son, Joseph, they begin friendly correspondence. Through these letters, Harry’s feelings for Caitlin grow into love and he eventually proposes marriage to her.
Jenni Heckendorf / Through the Years
‘This beautifully written memoir by Jenni Heckendorf reveals a woman with firm opinions, a warm sense of family and a keen sense of her own value. She has also lived with cerebral palsy her whole life. A must-read for anyone who has ever doubted the indomitability of the human spirit.’ - Professor Donna Lee Brien, Central Queensland University
Raymond Evans / The Merry Dance: Poems of Memory and Imagination
'Raymond Evans is a poet with historical eyes. He gathers up our pasts with his own - youth and childhood, the old world and the new - in jewelled notes that remain long after reading. This is a gorgeous book.’ - Kris Olsson
Thérèse Corfiatis / The Boy Who Loved the Moon
The Boy Who Loved the Moon is an exploration of a mother’s love. It is a love that transcends what most experience, because the respites from reality are so fleeting.
Anne Collins / How to Belong
'With immediacy of language and vivid imagery these poems cast an ever-widening circle of light on matters that are at once particular and universal, of the times and timeless.’ - Jane Williams
Joan Fenney (editor) / Mountain Secrets
Join more than 150 poets from across Australia in a tantalising exploration of mountains around the world, real and imagined, literal and figurative.
Annette Elliot / Secret Secrets
Secret Secrets is a unique insight into the life of victims of domestic violence. Told through the story of how an ordinary woman factory worker, wife and mother of three defied the odds and squatted in a government-owned derelict house earmarked for demolition, to set up South Australia’s first feminist women’s shelter.
Roland Leach / Obliquity
'A collection to be savoured.’ - Kevin Gillam
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.
Libby Sommer / Stories from Bondi
Stories from Bondi centre on women - their joys, doubts, loves and realisations.
Mark Filmer / Three Steel Teeth: Wide Comb Shears and Woolshed Wars
This is the first detailed account of an industrial dispute that revolutionised Australia’s iconic shearing industry and led to the total demise of the AWU in the industry after it stubbornly refused to embrace technological change.