Our favourite comics & graphic novels

For Comic Book Day, our Erica takes us through their appeal and wonder, and picks out five of our recent (and forthcoming) favourites which will delight readers of all ages. Comics are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms too, as a means of engaging with different types of readers, and can be used to discuss difficult subjects where it can sometimes be a struggle to express feelings with words (like Small Things).Read the rest

Five books for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

This August 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan: one of the best known Australian engagements of the Vietnam War, so we’ve gathered together a reading list of first-class fiction and non-fiction titles for young and old to discuss and reflect on the Vietnam War, with all its complexities and controversies.… Read the rest

Staff love for Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Here at Allen & Unwin, all our books are our favourites. We grow them, nurture them and then send them out into the big wide world to be found by the reading public… All our books are special in their own unique way.… Read the rest