Michael Kirby Paradoxes and Principles

This biography charts Michael Kirby’s extraordinary public life from his first forays as a student politician in the early 1960s, to the ALRC in 1975, his extensive international roles with UN agencies, and his terms on the NSW Court of Appeal and the High Court.

A Short History of Christianity

For 2000 years, Christianity has had a varying but immense influence on world history. Who better, then, than Geoffrey Blainey, author of the best-selling Short History of the World and one of Australia's most accomplished historians, to bring us a history of this world-changing religion....

When Horse Became Saw

When Horse Became Saw is also an invaluable guide through the obstacles faced by anyone in this situation. It beautifully paints the emotional world of a father who finds himself in the strange country of autism – and something of a stranger in his own country, whose government refused to fund the therapy his son so desperately needed....

Kinglake-350

Kinglake-350 is a masterpiece of writing about family, community, country life and what happens when a day of ultimate terror arrives. Adrian Hyland takes a dramatic and compelling sequence of events on that day and weaves them into a picture of universal significance and deep fascination. Black Saturday was a many-headed monster in whose wake stories of grief, heroism and desolation erupted all over the state of Victoria. This is a book about the monster—and the heroism of those who confronted it.

New and Selected Poems

Gig Ryan’s poems have exerted an influence over two generations of writers and readers since the publication of her award-winning collection Division of Anger in 1981. An important figure in Australian poetry, her work is studied in high schools and universities, and represented in anthologies, but has not been available as a whole until now. New and Selected Poems is Ryan’s choice of her poems from the last thirty years, and includes new poems written since the publication of her previous collection....

Southern Barbarians

The Portuguese traders who brought Europe to Japan in the sixteenth century were known as ‘southern barbarians’....

Armour

With Armour, the great Australian poet John Kinsella has written his most spiritual work to date - and his most politically engaged....

Interferon Psalms

The ravaging effects of illness, the breakup of a relationship and the disturbing nature of relocation. These are the subjects under award-winning Luke Davies' meditative eye. Interferon Psalms is a song of the brutality of time, a song of death, yet equally as beautiful.

Ashes in the Air

Alizadeh finds grace, wit and fire in this latest volume of poetry which explores themes such as fatherhood and migration. It ranges from the Tehran of Alizadeh’s childhood to the Australian coast of his teenage years. From the opening poem’s hymn to mobility and renewal to the elegiac ending, Ashes in the Air sparks with wisdom and energy.
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