2018: A message from our publisher
Introducing you to MUP’s catalogue of riches for 2018.
You will know Melbourne University Publishing as the publisher of books with spine.
That reputation remains our hallmark—our publishing program is filled with truth-telling authors, provocative ideas and irresistible stories. I am delighted to introduce you to MUP’s catalogue of riches for 2018.
Fearless women feature prominently—we are proud to be publishing the memoirs of the former president of the Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs. Equally dangerous ideas surface from women in STEM: Ellen Broad’s debut on the role of human beings in a future filled with drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; Joelle Gergis’s pioneering work on climate change; and astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith on the night sky.
We continue to attract brilliant writers to our ‘On’ series, little books on big ideas. New works on important subjects include Nikki Gemmell On Quiet, Katharine Murphy On Disruption and Fleur Anderson On Sleep.
Nostalgia, heartbreak and deep love continue to be central pre-occupations in our daily lives. Unvarnished and courageous personal histories are brought to readers by superb writers including James Jeffrey and Rick Morton. Chloe Shorten’s new book, The Secret Ingredient, celebrates the importance of family togetherness. And if family life isn’t proving to be the source of endless happiness, our guide to divorce will help you navigate your way to the exit.
Politics and the turmoil within our political class have been defining themes over the past decade. MUP continues to document the dramas with the publication of the former NSW premier and foreign minister Bob Carr’s memoir, Run for Your Life. And Tony Walker, the award-winning journalist and writer, reports back on his year-long trip to understand the chasm between Australia’s insiders and outsiders.
The Miegunyah Press celebrates more than 50 years of publishing with the lavishly illustrated Mirka and Georges: A Culinary Affair, a culinary journey of the Moras from Paris to St Kilda. Dedicated to publishing books of national significance, the Miegunyah Press is also publishing the first of a five-volume history of liberalism in Australia by the Hon. David Kemp.
We are proud to be the home of Australia’s premier literary journal, Meanjin. The careers of many of Australia’s most celebrated writers began in the pages of the journal. The Meanjin A–Z of Fiction: 1980 to now will showcase the remarkable quality of Australian writers and writing.
I wish you a happy and fulfilling year of splendid reading, courtesy of the wonderful team behind MUP, who bring these books to you, with pride and pleasure.
Louise Adler, CEO and Publisher