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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

Garry Disher’s shorter fiction

A real treat for the weekend: not one but two collections of Garry Disher’s shorter fiction, plus a special collection of those two collections. Garry first made his name as a short-story writer (The Age described him as the best in Read More

Two excellent reviews of The Secret Maker of the World

It’s great to see two new reviews of Abbas El-Zein’s collection of short stories, The Secret Maker of the World. First up is Portia Lindsay in The Australian: Abbas El-Zein’s acclaimed 2009 memoir Leave to Remain details his life in Beirut and Read More

Judge rules for HarperCollins over Open Road in e-book rights case

This is Open Road’s cover of Jean Craighead George’s classic Julie of the Wolves, first published by Harper & Row (now HarperCollins) in 1972 and reprinted many times since then. It won the Newbery Medal and also the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis—which was won Read More

Great review of The Storyteller and his Three Daughters

The Shogun-ki at the Samurai Archives Japanese History Page has a new and in-depth review of Lian Hearn’s The Storyteller and his Three Daughters: In our opinion, Hearn writes the best researched, most accurate Japanese historical fiction to be had. Read More

Winery of the week

Ligature’s winery of the week is Wither Hills from the Marlborough region of the South Island of New Zealand. It was established in 1994, but began moving to this typeface for some of its 2008 vintages and now applies it Read More

The Stencil Man

Our latest book is also one of our earliest: it’s Garry Disher’s classic The Stencil Man, first published in 1988 and one of Garry’s first novels. The titular stencil man is Martin Linke, a proud and uncompromising figure who has Read More

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