<em>Leave to Remain</em> is Abbas El-Zein’s award-winning memoir of his youth in Lebanon and his years of travel between the Arab and Western worlds. It is powerful and poetic, passionate and elegiac, a clear-eyed and heartfelt examination of the forces that have shaped both his own life and a great deal of ancient and recent history.
Mem’s the Word is the candid and compelling autobiography of Australia’s most successful children’s author. It begins with Mem’s ancestors settling in Australia and follows her childhood in Africa, her education in Europe, her return to Australia and the trials and successes of her international career as a writer, storyteller and teacher. It unfolds as an endlessly generous reminiscence, full of truth and humour, self-awareness and insight, and the secrets of a writer’s life.