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

Relive #YAFanFest16 – a night of celebrating Young Adult books!

We held our first ever Festival of all things YA in Sydney, with #YAFanFest16 hosting Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Garth Nix, Deborah Biancotti and Margo Lanagan, as well as over 200 attendees keen to hear about our upcoming releases and from the authors on a wide range of topics. For those who missed out, and those who were there and want to relive it, you can do so here with our video from the night and collection of posts from social media below (we recommend you watch the video in one window and scroll the tweets in another!).… Read the rest

Five books for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

This August 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan: one of the best known Australian engagements of the Vietnam War, so we’ve gathered together a reading list of first-class fiction and non-fiction titles for young and old to discuss and reflect on the Vietnam War, with all its complexities and controversies.… Read the rest

Staff love for Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Here at Allen & Unwin, all our books are our favourites. We grow them, nurture them and then send them out into the big wide world to be found by the reading public… All our books are special in their own unique way.… Read the rest