Part-time insomniac Fleur Anderson ponders the big questions: Why can't I sleep? Do politicians and other high-fliers ever admit they too are exhausted? Do they get enough sleep to make sensible decisions? Where is society heading, and why did I have that glass of cab sav?
This past weekend, six authors from the MUP stable headed to the stunning northern rivers of Byron Writers Festival for a weekend of curiosity, connection and robust intellectual tussles.
Posted on 2 Aug 2018 under Interviews
"When technology is affecting so much of our lives, and driving so many new inventions and interventions, this language barrier is inexcusable. This is a conversation everyone needs to be part of – the price of entry shouldn’t be a computer science degree or an IT career," says Ellen Broad, author of Made by Humans: The AI Condition.
Have a look at what we’re offering this August and then head over to MUP's Facebook page for your chance to win a copy.
Posted on 30 Jul 2018 under News
This August, we've surely got something to strike your fancy. Whether it's a memoir, a book on space exploration or artificial intelligence, true crime, or two "little" books on two big ideas: sleep and indignation.
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.
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 under News
Germaine Greer and Bob Carr will appear in a one-night-only MUP Brisbane event, UNCENSORED: GREER & CARR on Friday 7 September.
MUP congratulates Gabriella Coslovich for winning the 2018 Walkley Arts Journalism Award.
"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.
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 under Events
Join MUP authors Louise Milligan, Joelle Gergis, Nikki Gemmell, Gareth Evans, Amanda Dunn, Ellen Broad, and more at the Brisbane Writers Festival this September.
Congratulations Susan Alberti AC for being crowned the 2018 Victorian of the Year award!
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.
Posted on 21 Jun 2018
Australia's greatest golfer and subject of a MUP tribute — The Peter Thomson Five: A golfing legend's greatest triumphs — has died at 88. Tony Walker remembers the man he greatly admired.
Into the Heart of Tasmania, by Rebe Taylor, delves deep into Tasmanian’s Indigenous history. It has been awarded the inaugural Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History.
Author of Killer Instinct: Having a Mind for Murder Dr Donald Grant calls for transparency in the QLD justice system and stands with victims of crime
Posted on 15 Jun 2018 under News
'If we are to gain a better understanding of the risk factors that lead to murder, and prevent more murders, we need to be informed by expert analysis,' says Dr Donald Grant.
Posted on 14 Jun 2018 under Meanjin
Clare Payne argues that women are entering a new age of economic empowerment.
Posted on 14 Jun 2018 under News
The Communications Internship at Melbourne University Publishing is an invaluable opportunity for someone looking to gain great experience in the marketing and publicity aspects of publishing. Here's what two of our communications interns in 2018 had to say about their learning experience.
Posted on 13 Jun 2018 under Events
Louise Milligan, Gillian Triggs, Jenny Hocking, Joëlle Gergis on climate change ... a great selection of MUP authors will be speaking at Byron Writers Festival this year, 3 – 5 August.
Posted on 6 Jun 2018 under Awards
Australian women crime writing was winning global acclaim. Three MUP titles have been long listed for the award for best crime writing by women.
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.