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Barbed Wire and Lace: What makes an Australian

by Amanda Louise Hoffman

What makes and Australian is the adventures of a young girl growing up in the Australian rugged terrain with parents who were pioneers in the Cooma, Mount Kosciusko region. From catching wild brumbies in the...


The Way We Work: Griffith REVIEW 45

by Julianne Schultz

How does work shape our values, our citizens, cultures and communities? As our work changes, how will it change us? How does the blurring of work and leisure through 'access anywhere' technology affect our attitudes...


Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature: International Perspectives

by David Callahan

This volume intervenes in the contemporary study of Australian literature, which ranges widely across issues of general cultural studies, the politics of identity, and the position of Australia within wider...


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...


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...


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This provocative collection contains pieces both older and previously unpublished from the author's 20 year career.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...


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 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...


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.


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.


Bird North and Other Stories

by Breton Dukes

The vignettes in these fresh, searing short stories, closely examine the complex male life. From a predatory act during a cross-country run in Fiordland to a doomed diving trip off Wellington's south coast,...


Now We Are Ten: Griffith REVIEW 41

by Julianne Schultz

Melissa Lucashenko's 'Sinking Below Sight: Down and out in Brisbane and Logan', detailing urban poverty in the area known as the 'Black Belt' won the 2013 Walkley Award for a long feature.

Griffith REVIEW's...


Destroying the Joint

by Jane Caro

Early in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said: ‘She [Gillard] said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically...


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.


Women & Power: Griffith REVIEW 40

by Julianne Schultz

The empowerment of women it is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past century. But like all good revolutions it is still not settled.

In a generation women have taken control of their economic fate,...


Growing up in Adelaide in the 1950's

by Susan Blackburn

'Growing up in the fifties was a time of isolation and innocence. We didn't know what was going on in the rest of the world. We could only compare ourselves with those around us.' So writes Max Lees in his reminiscence,...


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.