World Refugee Day and Refugee Week are an opportunity to raise awareness of the plight of refugees, as well as celebrate the huge positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. We’ve gathered together a reading list of favourite and important refugee stories from fiction and non-fiction, suitable for young and old, so what better time to pick up a new book and look at a very different life?… Read the rest
Want to know what it’s like to work in book marketing, publicity or sales at a publishing company? In the latest of an occasional series of blog posts, we asked a recent intern Kat to share her experiences during her six months with us.
In June last year, I started my six-month internship program at Allen & Unwin, Australia’s leading independent publisher.… Read the rest
We lost a beloved and brilliant author when Gillian Mears died last week. We’re devastated by her loss, as are writers and readers across Australia. Her publisher, Jane Palfreyman, shares these thoughts on her dear friend:The Mint Lawn earned this praise from The Age, with no more fitting time to share it:
“Gillian Mears writes like an angel.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Memory Artist!
Katherine goes home with a copy of her newly published novel, along with a cheque for $20,000 thanks to the generosity of Vogel’s and the Stevns family who in 1980 founded the award, Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.… Read the rest
We’re overjoyed that Charlotte Wood has won The Stella Prize with her remarkable novel The Natural Way of Things. Our staff have been HUGE supporters of this book since it first landed on our desks, reviewers and readers swiftly followed suit, and the discussions haven’t stopped and look unlikely to do so anytime soon.… Read the rest