Sydney Writers' Festival has returned to Carriageworks for 2021 and we are very pleased to have three Melbourne University Publishing authors showcasing their expertise and literary talents this week.
Enter the world of William Guilfoyle: the intrepid ‘plant hunter’ responsible for the transformation of Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens into one of the world’s most spectacular botanical landscapes.
Mirka Mora is one of Melbourne's best known and loved artists. Join us for a night to celebrate the Mora's story at Tolarno's Eating House.
"The moment I realised my children were not just delightful, but that they had grown into excellent human beings." – James Jeffrey on his proudest moment as a father.
Posted on 16 May 2018 under Arts and Literature
To be constantly reading is truly a dream. MUP staff share what they're currently reading and the incredible books that are being worked on while the weather gets colder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful hardback book, strewed with the illustrations of wood engravings carved by Helen Ogilvie, is a work of art. It is a testament to a man who contributed so generously to Australian art culture.
Read the prologue to Modern Love, a double biography by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan, a co-publication from MUP’s Miegunyah Press, the State Library of Victoria and the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Posted on 7 Feb 2018 under Arts and Literature
Always an urbane place, Melbourne has emerged from the 1980s as a city with a depth of character and urban buzz.
Posted on 24 Jan 2018 under Arts and Literature
Sunday Reed and her Heide garden.
MUP congratulates Rebe Taylor for winning the 2017 Tasmania Book Prize with Into the Heart of Tasmania.
A new edition to coincide with the State Library of Victoria's exhibition
MUP congratulates Rebe Taylor for winning the 2017 QLD Literary Awards History Book Prize with Into the Heart of Tasmania.
MUP is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Whiteley on Trial by Gabriella Coslovich – a gripping, meticulous and beautifully crafted drama investigating the biggest case of alleged art fraud to ever come before the Australian criminal justice system.
Here are ten pieces of very fine writing (in no particular order) that were Jonathan Green’s absolute highlights from his first year as Meanjin editor.