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Our first book launch

Helen Dale’s Kingdom of the Wicked · Book One · Rules will be launched at 6:00 for 6:30pm on Monday 9 October 2017 at the wonderful Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe in Sydney. This is the first book that Read More

The Knowledge Wars by Nobel laureate Peter Doherty

We’re thrilled to publish Peter Doherty’s The Knowledge Wars internationally for the first time. Peter was joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for his work on the immune system and was named Australian of Read More

Two more Tim Winton plays

A treat for our non-Antipodean friends: we have released two more recent plays by Tim Winton in e-book form. Following on from Rising Water (2012) we now have Signs of Life (2013) and Shrine (2014). The new plays show a deepening and Read More

Garry Disher’s first four Wyatt novels

Garry Disher’s latest book in his best-selling and critically-acclaimed Wyatt series, The Heat, is out now from the excellent people at Text. This is the eighth outing for the hard-boiled, hard-bitten and frequently hard-up criminal—the last one, Wyatt, won the Ned Read More

Bernard Cohen wins the Russell Prize for Humour Writing

We were delighted (but hardly surprised) to hear last week that Bernard Cohen had won the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing for The Antibiography of Robert F Menzies against a very strong field. Bernard donated his prize to two organisations Read More

Einstein’s Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics

This month we take a fascinating diversion into science non-fiction with Robyn Arianrhod’s first book, Einstein’s Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics, which explores the language of mathematics and the laws of electromagnetism through the lives of Albert Einstein’s three Read More

Rising Water: a play by Tim Winton

It’s been a minute since our last release, but this is worth the wait – introducing Rising Water, the first play by one of Australia’s most popular and awarded writers, Tim Winton.  Rising Water takes place on a boozy Australia Day Read More

Dorothy Porter’s Crete

Every book is a privilege to publish, but we are particularly proud to present a new hand-crafted electronic edition of Dorothy Porter’s poetry collection Crete. Dorothy is, of course, one of our most important poets and verse novelists. She is Read More

Tell the Running Water

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a new edition of Abbas El-Zein’s first novel, Tell the Running Water. It’s a remarkable story of Beirut during the civil war, of three young people whose fates become entangled on either side Read More

Tumblr of basically forever

Ligature’s Tumblr of basically forever is, inescapably, I Love Ligatures (dot tumblr dot com), which since 2011 has been collecting examples of typographic ligatures (and some associated letterforms, like swashes and, basically, cursive). There are some inspired selections, like this disappearing RSVP, this Read More



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