Posted on 22 Oct 2021 under Politics and Current Affairs
Andrew Quilty was one of a handful of Western journalists present in Kabul as the city fell. This is his account of what happened in the chaotic final days of America's capitulation to the Taliban.
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.
Posted on 16 Apr 2021 under Politics and Current Affairs
Where the Water Ends: Seeking Refuge in Fortress Europe, an expansive account of the refugee crisis and the people at its heart, was published 2 March. Zoe Holman's unflinching gaze in Where the Water Ends lights up the dark side of immigration policy in Europe by tracing the stories of immigrants and their treatment at the hands of Greek and European Union authorities.
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 under Politics and Current Affairs
White Tears/Brown Scars sheds light on a phenomenon that, prior to the book’s publication, was still largely unexplored in mainstream society: that when a conflict occurs between a white woman and a woman of colour, the former can lean into her race privilege and use it to subdue the other woman.
In this time of the corona virus it is difficult to focus on anything else. Our lives have been disrupted in so many ways. Yet the wheels of our ‘justice system’ and our intelligence agencies continue to turn. The lives of Bernard Collaery and the ASIS agent known only as Witness K, were dramatically disrupted in December 2013 when the home of Witness K, and Bernard’s law chambers, both in Canberra, were raided by ASIO and the Australian Federal Police.
Posted on 9 May 2019 under Politics and Current Affairs
In this extract from Bill Shorten’s For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia’s Future (MUP, 2016), he looks back on the emphasis on education and social justice in his childhood, inspired by his mother, Ann Shorten.
"I was fearless, I was strong, and I had a determination like you have no idea," says Susan Alberti. Her biography The Footy Lady is the trailblazing story of a woman who fights constantly for her values and to make change happen.
Senator Derryn Hinch recounts the progress and movements on key politics issues he's been tracking through Parliament – one year since he last wrote on these topics in Hinch v Canberra.
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 under Politics and Current Affairs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday 4 October 2017, the Hon Bob Hawke AC GCL launched the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC's 'Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir'
Explosive, incisive, frank, brutal, and, at times, very funny. The inside story of Senator Hinch’s first year in Canberra.
Gareth Evans will be touring INCORRIGIBLE OPTIMIST around Australia in October
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray is out in Australia on October 2nd 2017
The Labor Senator has One Halal of a Story to tell
Posted on 25 Jul 2017 under Politics and Current Affairs
Australian senator, online sensation and – now – author Sam Dastyari will be taking his new book One Halal of a Story to the bookshops, libraries and festivals of Australia in the coming weeks.
Pre-order One Halal of a Story from Booktopia and receive a signed book and an exclusive video.