Dear friends, Shortly after I arrived at MUP in 2019 Professor Joy Damousi suggested that with the centenary of MUP coming up we should publish a press history. Perhaps not surprisingly I read many memoirs and histories about books and publishing, so I thought this a fine idea. But who to do it? Eventually the back part of my brain spat out the ideal candidate: Stuart Kells, a fellow book and publishing history enthusiast (some would say obsessive) who has written an award-winning account of Penguin, among other works on the subject. As Jason Steger put it, in an early notice of the book’s appearance: 'Stuart Kells knows his way around the book world like the back of his hand’.
Posted on 27 Sep 2022 under New releases
Read our Q & A with author of Unmaking Angas Downs, Shannyn Palmer. Discover what Angas Downs is and how First Nations people are connected to it.
Posted on 1 Dec 2020 under New releases
In the 80th birthday edition of Meanjin, writers address the theme: The Next 80 Years. Pride of Place by Alisa Bunbury is a stunningly packaged hardback exploring the rich visual and textual material in the Grimwade Collection, and providing a unique perspective on Australia's history. Islam and Muslims in Australia by Jan Ali examines the diverse ways Muslims engage with religion locally.
Posted on 3 Nov 2020 under New releases
As the end of the year approaches, MUP is pleased to present four groundbreaking and engrossing new titles, as well as a new edition of Mark McKenna’s award-winning biography of Manning Clark, An Eye for Eternity.
Posted on 25 Sep 2020 under New releases
This month at MUP we are excited to publish two uniquely significant and timely new titles. Australia’s most respected experts chart the way forward from the COVID-19 pandemic in What Happens Next?, while Australian prose poetry receives its long overdue spotlight in The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry.
Sue Coffey explains why she put together Seeking Justice in Cambodia, a book containing interviews and accounts from fifteen contributors, telling a powerful tale of the struggle to bring human rights to all Cambodians from the early 1990s to the present day.
Have a look at what we’re offering this October and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
Announcing the national tour for Speaking Up, by Gillian Triggs.
These are some heavyweights: what our best political thinkers say about the crisis of democracy; Shireen Morris' memoir on her fight to achieve constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians; Bob Carr's funny and delightful political memoir; and Katharine Murphy on the meaning of disruption.
Judgements made of single people, particularly single women, are harsh. Here are some ways single women suffer the judgement of others about their relationship status, by Clare Payne, author of One.
This edition's feature essay, ‘The Turning Point: One man's downfall, #METoo and the rising up’ is written by bestselling author, Clementine Ford.
Have a look at what we’re offering this May and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
Acollection of short fiction, finely curated by Meanjin's Editor Jonathan Green; a treatise and celebration in the single life; and, a celebration of motherhood contemplated by one of Australia's most respected journalists.
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.
'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.
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 one of our offering for February and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
Christina Stead’s letters, with their awkward Australian bones, their cosmopolitan sensibility and their ‘‘intelligent ferocity’’, cannot help but draw us in. Talking into the Typewriter is the second volume in the collection of her letters.
The books you can't wait to read in 2018.