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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

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

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

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

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

The Secret Maker of the World

We are very proud and excited to announce the international launch of our first day-and-date title, Abbas El-Zein’s exquisite collection of short stories The Secret Maker of the World. These stories span continents and centuries and are inflected with genres Read More

Ignition… Blastoff… Launch!

It must have been 1994 or 1995 that I first spoke at a festival session about the Future of the Book. I remember Madonna had just announced that the best thing to curl up in bed with was a good Read More

Welcome to Ligature

Welcome to the Ligature website. Ligature is a cooperative electronic platform developed by me, Matt Rubinstein. Right now we publish electronic editions of most of my books as well as three award-winning classics of Australian young adult literature by Gillian Read More

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