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Australian Gothic: An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction

by James Doig

Australia has a long tradition of weird fiction, stretching back to colonial times. The stories in this anthology showcase the richness and variety of Australia horror and supernatural stories in the nineteenth...


Phone Home Berlin: Collected Non-Fiction

by Nigel Cox

This provocative collection contains pieces both older and previously unpublished from the author's 20 year career. Readers will especially value the new material, pulled from his journalistic pieces written...


Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature: International Perspectives

by David Callahan

The contemporary study of Australian literature ranges widely across issues of general cultural studies, the politics of identity (both ethnic and gendered), and the position of Australia within wider postcolonial...


Dunedin: The City in Literature

by Christine Johnston

This rich collection is a delight from beginning to end and will satisfy the most demanding reader.


Auckland: The City in Literature

by Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera has skilfully constructed a literary map of the City of Sails: whether you are a tourist or a resident, an enjoyable journey is guaranteed.


Christchurch: The City in Literature

by Anna Rogers

For this wide-ranging anthology, Anna Rogers has selected poetry, prose and fiction that both celebrates and gently satirises the city on the Avon.


Wellington: The City in Literature

by Kate Camp

In this impressive collection of short stories, poetry and extracts from novels and memoirs, Kate Camp captures the character of a unique city. Wellington is 'like a beautiful, moody lover,' Kate Camp says in...


The 2013 Voiceless Anthology

by Voiceless

A collection of the best entries in the inaugural Voiceless Writing Prize, designed to recognise the best Australian short fiction and non-fiction that has at its heart the place of animals in the world we have...


The Toll of the Bush

by William Satchell & Kendrick Smithyman

First published in 1905, The Toll of the Bush is widely regarded as William Satchell's best work. Set in the Hokianga district in the early twentieth century, it is an engaging portrayal of pioneer farming and...


Best Australian Yarns: and other true stories

by Jim Haynes

An omnibus from Jim Haynes about the true essence of what makes us Australians - our yarns, collected from every walk of life.


The Butcher Shop

by Jean Devanny

The Butcher Shop first appeared in 1926. Despite big overseas sales it was banned in New Zealand and later Australia for being disgusting, indecent and communistic – in other words for promoting revolutionary...


Passport to Hell

by Robin Hyde

When journalist Robin Hyde researched and published in 1931 an article on life in Mt Eden gaol, her description of prison life was so convincing that the authorities ransacked records for information on convict...


Great Australian Horse Stories

by Anne Crawford

Life in the saddle - from wild brumbies of the high country to trusty stock horses of the outback and from drovers to dressage riders - a collection of heart-warming tales for horse-lovers.


Once Upon A Time In Oz: Griffith REVIEW 42

by Julianne Schultz

Once upon a time - and the story begins.

Wherever people go they carry their personal and cultural stories with them. Storytelling is a mechanism for reflecting on what it is to be human in time and space; a...


The Best Australian Essays 2011

by Ramona Koval

'Turn the page and hear the voices within ...'-Ramona Koval

The Best Australian Essays 2011 offers up bliss and illumination in equal measure - from the pleasures of the flesh to the events that convulsed the...


Making Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency

by Robert Manne

Robert Manne has twice been voted Australia's leading public intellectual. This book will show you why.

Making Trouble takes aim at the new Australian complacency. This is a book that will enlighten and challenge,...


The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770

by John Hirst

US General Douglas MacArthur, on the Australians fighting on the Kokoda Track, 1942: "Operations reports show that progress on the trail is NOT repeat NOT satisfactory."

To which Major-General A.S. Allen drafted...


The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection

by Black Inc.

The best of the best ...

This essential book takes a decade of Best Australian Essays and selects the cream of the crop. These are the pieces that have captured key events - from September 11 to Victoria's...


The Best Australian Essays 2010

by Robert Drewe

"I wanted to showcase those subjects which thoughtful and talented Australian writers were absorbed by in this particular year; indeed (I thought), wouldn't it be good to show what this country, and its culture,...


The Best Australian Bush Stories

by Jim Haynes

Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond ... an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.