History / Current Affairs

Simon Schama

A history of the Jews is possibly the greatest story that can be told.

Mandy Sayer

Since the arrival of the First Fleet there have been Gypsies in Australia, yet their experiences

Benjamin Law

Are Australian schools safe?

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart & James Walter

The prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, but it is a precarious one.

A. C. Grayling

Prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle

Eva Dillon

In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi when her father was

Chris Turney

When Australian-based scientist Chris Turney’s expedition got stuck in the Antarctic ice in 2013,

John Lyons

A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East corre

Sam Dastyari

As in life, Sam Dastyari’s memoir is unexpected and unorthodox.

Julian Burnside

Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is

Robert Macklin

The fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined

China Mieville

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

Jamila Rizvi

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

Catherine Jinks

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

William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

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

Will Storr

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

Keith Dunstan

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

Briohny Doyle

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

Jenny Valentish

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

Robert Dessaix

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

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