Over the decades we have spent documenting the Australian national story, MUP have delved into the Australia's involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Here are some of our must-read picks from the collection.
Posted on 13 Apr 2018 under Latest News
#Toastface brought together booklovers, booksellers and the beautiful ode to family from James Jeffrey. Here's a toast to my family and other animus! Here's a toast to all those who helped us launch the book!
"I needed the medicine of quiet because noise was making me sick; I was losing myself in the midst of it all. By researching quietism I wrote myself into it, and was rescued." – Nikki Gemmell on why we all need the medicine of quiet in her latest book.
Posted on 10 Apr 2018 under Latest News
Are letters a dying art, foresaken in the digital era? These are the stories and books that originated from letters, journals and diaries. With these books, we show authors who have been able to pull out stories out of letters, including beloved books such as Dear Quentin, The Secret Ingredient, The Forgotten Notebook and Christina Stead's volumes of letters.
"You don’t need to be a scientist to read the book; you just have to have an open mind." – Joëlle Gergis, author of Sunburnt Country, invites you to be part of the biggest cultural revolution taking place across the planet right now.
Have a look at what we’re offering this April and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
A particularly timely book, A Matter of Trust discusses the effects of how an ethical mishap can cause widespread institutional and systemic shortcomings across the financial sector. On Tuesday we launched A Matter of Trust: The Practice of Ethics in Finance at the University of Melbourne.
Germaine Greer calls for ‘a better way’ in new book On Rape, to be published by Melbourne University Publishing
Posted on 23 Mar 2018 under Q&As and Interviews
"It was really comforting to be able to support each other through it and to be able to “vent” to each other rather than to our respective exes. Sisters can often be the only one who can tell you when you are being foolish!" – Rebekah Mannering, co-author of Surviving Your Split.
'Setting the table is one of those jobs I recall from my childhood that used to make me wince. I got it out of the way as quickly as I could and had a list in my head: placemats, plates, napkin, knife, fork, pudding spoon, glass, jug, salt and pepper.' – Chloe Shorten on her tradition of the family table.
Leigh Sales on doubt, Sarah Ferguson on mothers, Joëlle Gergis on climate change ... a great selection of MUP authors will be speaking at Sydney Writers Festival this year, 30 April – 6 May.
Fair Share is a vitally important work in examining the urgent economic challenges facing the nation, and the role of governments in addressing those challenges, said former Prime Minister Paul Keating.
Posted on 12 Mar 2018 under Latest News
Find more culinary snippets and anecdotes in The Secret Ingredient by Chloe Shorten–now available to pre-order at just $34.99. You will be one of the first to receive Chloe's book, filled with recipes, stories of tradition, celebration and laughs from the family table.
Pre-order The Secret Ingredient and receive a signed book and an exclusive video.
This year’s theme for International Women's Day, #PressforProgress, continues to rally for gender equality, and to celebrate women’s achievements everywhere. We're doing that too, by drawing attention to some amazing women we publish at MUP and how their stories have inspired us.
Have a look at what we’re offering this March and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
Posted on 26 Feb 2018
The ultimate guide to surviving and thriving your split. Written by two sisters, both lawyers and divorcees, Lucy and Rebekah Mannering both survived their splits. As lawyers who grew up in a family of lawyers, even they felt confronted by their strange new world. This is the book they wished they'd had.
Have a look at one of our offering for February and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
As prolific publishers of Australian history, we love to dive into our past titles and uncover some hidden gems. We've collated a few to get you going.
Posted on 19 Feb 2018 under Meanjin
Nothing in his time as a British Royal Navy doctor at war prepared Nick Martin for what he found in his stint working as a medico for the Australian Department of Border Protection on Nauru. His story, in Meanjin, this Autumn.