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Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

"A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page." — Affirm Press

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's gift to the world

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's gift to the world

He was a poet who reached across the aeons to Homer, yet he lived in a land which has never willingly taken a single poem to its heart.

How the internet's champions of free speech control the message

How the internet's champions of free speech control the message

Ginger Gorman chased down Facebook and Twitter for months with questions about online abuse. She got answers, but she can't exactly report them.

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Adler's personal talent for finding and publishing new and important voices will be missed, say those in the industry.

2018 was meant to be the 'year of publishing women'. How did it go?

2018 was meant to be the 'year of publishing women'. How did it go?

There's been "a slow upward trend towards equality” in the world of publishing. But are we still in need of radical change?

Chloe Hooper goes inside the beast of Black Saturday

Chloe Hooper goes inside the beast of Black Saturday

The latest account of the Churchill fire complex and the man who started it is lyrical, assiduous and ultimately elusive.

'I am not yet finished and I never will be': how Anne Summers is still evolving

'I am not yet finished and I never will be': how Anne Summers is still evolving

In her new memoir, Unfettered and Alive, feminist writer and publisher Anne Summers shows that she's far from done. And with the global rise of neoliberal, "status quo" feminism, her voice may be more valuable than ever.

What happened to Australia?

What happened to Australia?

In Australia: What Happened?, Ben Pobjie explores our country's humble beginnings as a cosy corner of the supercontinent Pangaea, to its current status as one of the world's most middling powers.

Gillian Triggs' book could do with a little less reason and a little more rancour

Gillian Triggs' book could do with a little less reason and a little more rancour

Gillian Triggs' new book Speaking Up aspires more to be reference text than a memoir, which is a shame.

The Honey Badger’s sales pitch to (and for) Australia

The Honey Badger’s sales pitch to (and for) Australia

Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins is facing a media storm over his time as The Bachelor, but his new book and its associated image rehab tour reveals the power and appeal of the Aussie larrikin.