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1 1 y separately published work icon Spooked : The Truth About Intelligence in Australia Daniel Baldino (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 7427964 2013 single work information book
1 y separately published work icon Root and Branch Eda Gunaydin , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2022 20490993 2022 single work prose

'There is a Turkish saying that one’s home is not where one is born, but where one grows full – doğduğun yer, doyduğun yer. Mixing the personal and political, Eda Gunaydin’s bold and innovative writing explores race, class, gender and violence, and Turkish diaspora – both in Australia and round the world – in her compelling debut.

'Equal parts piercing, tender and funny, this book takes us from an overworked and underpaid café job in Western Sydney, the mother-daughter tradition of sharing a meal in the local kebab shop, a night clubbing with Turkish students, to the legacies of family migration, and intergenerational trauma within a history of violence and political activism.

'For readers of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Durga Chew-Bose, Eda Gunaydin seeks to unsettle neat descriptions of migration and diaspora. How should we address a racist remark on the 2AM night ride bus? What does the Turkish diaspora of Auburn in Western Sydney have in common with Neukölln in Berlin? And how can we look to past suffering to imagine a new future?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Smuggled Smuggled : A History of Illegal Journeys to Australia Ruth Balint (editor), Julie Kalman (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 22015777 2021 anthology poetry essay autobiography

'The sea was rough, waves a few metres, falling on top of us. We were just waiting and hoping and praying that we were going to make it.'— Taozen, proud Australian, proud Hazara

'Smuggled offers a previously unseen glimpse into the dangerous and shadowy world of people smuggling. It shares harrowing true stories of those fleeing persecution to seek asylum and reshapes our idea of those —sometimes family, sometimes mafia — who help them find it.

'People smugglers have such currency in Australian politics yet they remain unknowable figures in our migration history. But beyond the rhetoric lies a rich past that reaches far from the maritime borders of our island continent — to Jews escaping the Holocaust, Eastern Europeans slipping through the Iron Curtain, ‘boat people’ fleeing the Vietnam War, and refugees escaping unthinkable violence in the Middle East and Africa.

'Based on revealing personal interviews, Smuggled provides a compelling insight into a defining yet unexplored part of Australian history.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Derrick VC in His Own Words Tom Derrick , Mark Johnston (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 22012169 2021 single work diary correspondence

'Tom 'Diver' Derrick VC DCM was Australia's most famous fighting soldier of World War II. Derrick fought in five campaigns, won the highest medals for bravery, and died of wounds sustained while leading his men in the war's last stages. His career reached its climax on the jungle-clad heights of Sattelberg in New Guinea, where he won the Victoria Cross by spearheading the capture of seemingly impregnable Japanese defences.

'The diaries Derrick kept throughout his campaigns, from Tobruk to Tarakan, are among the most important writings by any Australian soldier. Those diaries and all his other known wartime correspondence and interviews are published here for the first time in their entirety. 'Diver' had only a rudimentary education, but his intelligence, humour, ambition and fighting outlook shine through his words.

'Edited and annotated by Mark Johnston, one of Australia's leading authorities on World War II, this book provides unprecedented insights into the mind and the remarkable career of one of Australia's most decorated and renowned servicemen.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 1 y separately published work icon Reading like an Australian Writer Belinda Castles (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 21790266 2021 anthology criticism

''The best books are those you revisit over the years ... and with each visit you learn new things about yourself and about the story.' — Mykaela Saunders on Carpentaria by Alexis Wright

'All writers begin as readers.

'This is an ode, a love letter, to the magic of reading. To the spark that's set off when the reader thinks ... I can do this too. Here, twenty-six writers take us through these moments of revelation through the dog-eared pages of their favourite Australian books. Among them, poet Ellen van Neerven finds kin on the page with Miles Franklin-winner Tara June Winch. AS Patrić finds a dark mirror for our times in David Malouf’s retelling of an episode from the Iliad. Ashley Hay pens letters of appreciation and friendship to Charlotte Wood.

'These and many more writers come together to draw knowledge from the distinctive personal and sensory stories of this country: its thefts and losses, and its imagined futures. Australian fiction shows us what it is possible to say and, perhaps, what still needs to be said.

'Reading Like an Australian Writer is a delightful, inspirational and heartfelt collection of essays that will enrich your reading of Australian stories and guide you in your own writing.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Eating with My Mouth Open Sam van Zweden , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 21226881 2021 single work autobiography essay

''To eat is to build upon our collective story. We use food to say, again and again, who we are.'

'Eating with My Mouth Open is food writing like you've never seen before: honest, bold, and exceptionally tasty. Sam van Zweden's personal and cultural exploration of food, memory, and hunger revels in body positivity, dissects wellness culture and all its flaws, and shares the joys of being part of a family of chefs.

'Celebrating food and all the bodies it nurtures, Eating with My Mouth Open considers the true meaning of nourishment within the broken food system we live in. Not holding back from difficult conversations about mental illness, weight, and wellbeing, Sam van Zweden advocates for body politics that are empowering, productive, and meaningful.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Truth-Telling History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement Henry Reynolds , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 21205659 2021 multi chapter work criticism 'If we are to take seriously the need for telling the truth about our history, we must start at first principles.

'What if the sovereignty of the First Nations was recognised by European international law in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? What if the audacious British annexation of a whole continent was not seen as acceptable at the time and the colonial office in Britain understood that 'peaceful settlement' was a fiction? If the 1901 parliament did not have control of the whole continent, particularly the North, by what right could the new nation claim it?

'The historical record shows that the argument of the Uluru Statement from the Heart is stronger than many people imagine and the centuries-long legal position about British claims to the land far less imposing than it appears.

'In Truth-Telling, influential historian Henry Reynolds pulls the rug from legal and historical assumptions, with his usual sharp eye and rigour, in a book that's about the present as much as the past. His work shows exactly why our national war memorial must acknowledge the frontier wars, why we must change the date of our national day, and why treaties are important. Most of all, it makes urgently clear that the Uluru Statement is no rhetorical flourish but carries the weight of history and law and gives us a map for the future.' (Publication summary)
1 y separately published work icon Picturing a Nation Gary Werskey , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 21196003 2021 single work biography

'The untold story of a major Australian artist. Regarded in his day as an important Australian impressionist painter, A.H. Fullwood (1863-1930) was also the most widely viewed British-Australian artist of the Heidelberg era.

'Fullwood's illustrations for the popular Picturesque Atlas of Australasia and the Bulletin, as well as leading Australian and English newspapers, helped shape how settler-colonial Australia was seen both here and around the world. Meanwhile his paintings were as celebrated as those of his good friends Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. So why is Fullwood so little known today?

'In this pioneering, richly illustrated biography, Gary Werskey brings Fullwood and his extraordinary career as an illustrator, painter, and war artist back to life, while casting a new light on the most fabled era in the history of Australian art.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 1 y separately published work icon Into the Loneliness : The Unholy Alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates Eleanor Hogan , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2021 20875154 2021 single work biography

'Daisy Bates and Ernestine Hill were bestselling writers who told of life in the vast Australian interior. Daisy Bates, dressed in Victorian garb, malnourished and half-blind, camped with Aboriginal people in Western Australia and on the Nullarbor for decades, surrounded by her books, notes and artefacts. A self-taught ethnologist, desperate to be accepted by established male anthropologists, she sought to document the language and customs of the people who visited her camps. In 1935, Ernestine Hill, journalist and author of The Great Australian Loneliness, coaxed Bates to Adelaide to collaborate on a newspaper series. Their collaboration resulted in the 1938 international bestseller, The Passing of the Aborigines. This book informed popular opinion about Aboriginal people for decades, though Bates's failure to acknowledge Hill as her co-author strained their friendship.

'Traversing great distances in a campervan, Eleanor Hogan reflects on the lives and work of these indefatigable women. From a contemporary perspective, their work seems quaint and sentimental, their outlook and preoccupations dated, paternalistic and even racist. Yet Bates and Hill took a genuine interest in Aboriginal people and their cultures long before they were considered worthy of the Australian mainstream's attention. With sensitivity and insight, Hogan wonders what their legacies as fearless female outliers might be.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Rooted : An Australian History of Bad Language Amanda Laugesen , Kensington : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 21190239 2020 single work prose

'Bugger, rooted, bloody oath… 

'What is it about Australians and swearing? We've got an international reputation for using bad language and letting rip with a choice swear word or two. From the defiant curses of the convicts to the humour of Kath & Kim, Amanda Laugesen, Chief Editor of the Australian National Dictionary, takes us on an engrossing journey through the tumultuous history of Australia's bad language.

'Bad language has been used in all sort of ways in our history: to defy authority, as a form of liberation and subversion, and as a source of humour and creativity. It has also been used to oppress and punish, notably Indigenous Australians and women. Revealing the fundamental tensions, conflicts, preoccupations and anxieties that have shaped our past and continue to shape our present, the story of bad language is a story about what it means to be Australian.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Upturn : A Better Normal After Covid-19 Tanya Plibersek (editor), Kensington : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 21190080 2020 anthology essay non-fiction

'COVID-19 has resulted in changes none of us could have imagined, but what happens next?

'If you had asked most people a year ago, they would have told you there was no way that school children could shift overnight to online learning; that it was impossible for banks to offer mortgage holidays; impossible to double unemployment benefits; impossible to house rough sleepers or put a hold on evictions; impossible to offer wages subsidies and definitely impossible to get Australians to stay home from the beach and the pub. But we did it.

'In Upturn Tanya Plibersek brings together some of the country's most interesting thinkers who are ready to imagine a better Australia, and to fight for it. It is a compelling vision for a stronger economy, a fairer society and a more environmentally sustainable future.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 1 y separately published work icon Slam Your Poetry : Write a Revolution Miles Merrill , Narcisa Nozica , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 20756234 2020 multi chapter work criticism '"No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic-you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name.

'Miles Merrill, spoken word artist and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa Nozica will take you from novice to spoken word superstar in no time. Twenty years after Merrill introduced poetry slams to Australia, there’s a national competition with a live audience of 20 000 people, and it’s taught in schools across the country. It’s been nothing short of a revolution!

'With tips from stars of the Australian poetry slam scene, including bestselling author Maxine Beneba Clarke, Slam Your Poetry provides step-by-step instructions and exercises that will inspire you to:

1. Write a poem that pops
2. Rehearse like a winner
3. Wow your audience
4. Beat stage fright
5. Run a winning competition for your school or community group

'Part how-to guide, part masterclass, part manifesto, this book will help teachers, students and wannabe spoken word artists of all ages slam like a pro."' (Publication summary)
1 2 y separately published work icon Living with the Anthropocene Cameron Muir (editor), Jennifer Newell (editor), Kirsten Wehner (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 20458753 2020 anthology essay prose

'Australia — and the world — is changing. On the Great Barrier Reef corals bleach white, across the inland farmers struggle with declining rainfall, birds and insects disappear from our gardens and plastic waste chokes our shores. The 2019–20 summer saw bushfires ravage the country like never before and young and old alike are rightly anxious. Human activity is transforming the places we live in and love.

'In this extraordinarily powerful and moving book, some of Australia’s best-known writers and thinkers — as well as ecologists, walkers, farmers, historians, ornithologists, artists and community activists — come together to reflect on what it is like to be alive during an ecological crisis. They build a picture of a collective endeavour towards a culture of care, respect, and attention as the physical world changes around us. How do we hold onto hope?

'Personal and urgent, this is a literary anthology for our age, the age of humans.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Best Australian Science Writing 2020 Sara Phillips (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 20097219 2020 anthology criticism essay

'The annual collection - now in its tenth year - celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.

'Can fish feel pain? Does it matter if a dingo is different from a dog? Is there life in a glob of subterranean snot? Science tackles some unexpected questions. At a time when the world is buffeted by the effects of a pandemic, climate change and accelerating technology, the fruits of scientific labour and enquiry have never been more in demand. Who better to navigate us through these unprecedented days than Australia's best science writers.

'Now in its tenth year, this much-loved anthology selects the most riveting, entertaining, poignant and fascinating science stories and essays from Australian writers, poets and scientists. In their expert hands such ordinary objects as milk and sticky tape become imbued with new meaning, while the furthest reaches of our universe are made more familiar and comprehensible.

'With a foreword from Nobel laureate and immunologist Peter C Doherty, this collection brings fresh perspective to the world you thought you knew.' (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon Hysteria Katerina Bryant , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 20021890 2020 single work autobiography

'When Katerina Bryant suddenly began experiencing chronic seizures, she was plunged into a foreign world of doctors and psychiatrists, who understood her condition as little as she did. Reacting the only way she knew how, she immersed herself in books, reading her way through her own complicated diagnosis and finding a community of women who shared similar experiences.

'In the tradition of Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman, Bryant blends memoir with literary and historical analysis to explore women's medical treatment. Hysteria retells the stories of silenced women, from the 'Queen of Hysterics' Blanche Wittmann to Mary Glover's illness termed 'hysterica passio'  a panic attack caused by the movement of the uterus — in London in 1602 and more. By centring these stories of women who had no voice in their own diagnosis and treatment, Bryant finds her own voice: powerful, brave and resonant.'

Source: publisher's blurb

1 1 y separately published work icon Hysteria : A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 19972042 2020 multi chapter work autobiography biography autobiography

'When Katerina Bryant suddenly began experiencing chronic seizures, she was plunged into a foreign world of doctors and psychiatrists, who understood her condition as little as she did. Reacting the only way she knew how, she immersed herself in books, reading her way through her own complicated diagnosis and finding a community of women who shared similar experiences.

'In the tradition of Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman, Bryant blends memoir with literary and historical analysis to explore women's medical treatment. Hysteria retells the stories of silenced women, from the 'Queen of Hysterics' Blanche Wittmann to Mary Glover's illness termed 'hysterica passio'  a panic attack caused by the movement of the uterus — in London in 1602 and more. By centring these stories of women who had no voice in their own diagnosis and treatment, Bryant finds her own voice: powerful, brave and resonant.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Pathfinders : A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW Michael Bennett , Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 18831028 2020 multi chapter work biography 'There are few Aboriginal icons in White Australia history.

'From the explorer to the pioneer, the swagman to the drover’s wife, with a few bushrangers for good measure, Europeans play all the leading roles. A rare exception is the redoubtable tracker. With skills passed down over millennia, trackers could trace the movements of people across vast swathes of country. Celebrated as saviours of lost children and disoriented adults, and finders of missing livestock, they were also cursed by robbers on the run.

'Trackers live in the collective memory as one of the few examples of Aboriginal people’s skills being sought after in colonial society. In New South Wales alone, more than a thousand Aboriginal men and a smaller number of women toiled for authorities across the state after 1862. This book tells the often unlikely stories of trackers including Billy Bogan, Jimmy Governor, Tommy Gordon, Frank Williams and Alec Riley.

'Through his work on native title claims, historian Michael Bennett realised that the role of trackers – and how they moved between two worlds – has been largely unacknowledged. His important book reveals that their work grew out of traditional society and was sustained by the vast family networks that endure to this day. Pathfinders brings the skilled and diverse work of trackers not only to the forefront of law enforcement history but to the general shared histories of black and white Australia.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Law, Politics and Intelligence : A Life of Robert Hope Peter Edwards , Kensington : NewSouth Publishing , 2020 18449623 2020 single work biography

'Robert Marsden Hope (1919–99), a NSW Supreme Court judge, shaped the structures, operations and doctrines of Australia’s intelligence agencies more than any other individual. 

'Commissioned by three Prime Ministers to conduct major inquiries, including two royal commissions, Justice Hope prescribed the structures, legislation, operational doctrines, and national and international arrangements that would ensure Australia had agencies that were effective in countering threats to its security, while also being fully accountable to the government, the law and the parliament. 

'Not just a biography on Hope, Law, Politics and Intelligence also makes an important contribution to the history of Australia’s environmental policies, adds significantly to the debate on judges acting as Royal Commissioners, and contains new insights into the appointment of High Court and Supreme Court judges, as well as the dismissal of the Whitlam Government. 

'This landmark biography is a groundbreaking account of the life and times of a man who shaped the way our intelligence agencies have operated for four decades.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 8 y separately published work icon The 13-Storey Treehouse The 13-Storey Treehouse (The Play) Richard Tulloch , 2013 Kensington : NewSouth Publishing , 2019 6456602 2013 single work drama children's

'Imagine living in a 13-storey treehouse that includes a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouth? Well Andy and Terry are lucky enough to live in one, where they have a series of completely mad adventures.

And today Andy and Terry manage to get their dates all mixed up. They thought that they were going to rehearse their new play, The 13-Storey Treehouse, except they forgot to write it! And to make matters worse, they need to find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys and a giant gorilla!

Despite not having any of these things, they do have a box of costumes and props, some pretty awesome technology and friends to help out!'

Source: NewSouth Publishing.

1 1 y separately published work icon The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 Bianca Nogrady (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2019 18284064 2019 anthology essay criticism 'Good science writing makes us feel. It makes us delight in
the discovery of a black hole munching on a star, laugh at the image of aliens
puzzling over golf balls on the Moon, wonder at the mystery of the Spanish
influenza's deadly rampage, grieve for baby shearwater chicks dying with
plastic-filled stomachs, rage at the loss of the Great Barrier Reef and cheer
for the clitoris' long-overdue scientific debut.
'This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing
showcases the most powerful, insightful and brilliant essays and poetry from
Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and breadth of science,
revealing how a ceramic artist is helping to save the handfish, what is so
dangerous about the hype around artificial intelligence and whether too much
exercise is bad for the heart. It makes us think, feel and hopefully act.' (Publication summary)