You’ll die of boredom if you follow every rule

Miriam Lancewood tells how an early adventure with her mother lit a fire in her heart, and led her to an unconventional life in the wilds of the South Island of New Zealand. 

I think I was about six or seven years old when I had my mother just for myself for one night.… Read the rest

Lest we forget: Anzac Day and the boy soldiers

Mary-Rose MacColl writes about Anzac Day, and the boy soldiers whose stories she uncovered when researching and writing In Falling Snow

Every year on Anzac Day, we go to the Ithaca War Memorial at Paddington in inner Brisbane for the morning service.… Read the rest

Fight Club’s producer on how books turn into movies

How does a book get made into a movie? Ross Grayson Bell is the perfect person to answer this question. Ross was the Developer and Producer of the movie Fight Club starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, and is one of the senior judges for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.Read the rest

They Cannot Take The Sky: Stories from Detention

Once you have heard their voices, you will never forget them… our publishing director Tom explains the importance of publishing They Cannot Take The Sky with the Behind The Wire organisation, which shares the epic life stories and heartbreaking vignettes of refugees in their own words. 

They Cannot Take the Sky contains the most crucial voices of all in the debate about Australia’s offshore detention policy – those of the refugees themselves.… Read the rest