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China Mieville

Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down

Will Storr

A compelling new work about the mysterious power of the self and the danger of our modern obsessi

William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated

Catherine Jinks

The story of a nineteenth century court case involving Thomas Guthrie Carr, a notorious, larger-t

Jamila Rizvi

Media star Jamila Rizvi’s exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers

Jenny Valentish

Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.

Briohny Doyle

A wry and topical inquiry into how we respond when our cultural clock starts ticking.

Keith Dunstan

The story of the Melbourne family who created the iconic Kiwi brand which took Australian shoe po

Robert Dessaix

'To play is to be master of your time': Robert Dessaix’s guide to work and play in the twenty-fir

John Safran

Expecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne.

Jane Hutcheon

How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away.

P.J. O'Rourke

An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election from a quintessential v

Allan Gyngell

“Everything Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the wor

David Suzuki, Ian Hanington

A resounding post Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offer

Julie Ferry

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau will romp through a full year to tell the story of nine young A

George Megalogenis

Australia is in transition. Saying it is easy.

David Marr

In this timely Quarterly Essay, David Marr looks at Australia’s brand of the politics of resentme

Gareth Russell

England July 1540: it is one of the hottest summers on record and the court of Henry VIII is embr

Ian Townsend

The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was sho

Noel Pearson

The nation has unfinished business.

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