Once you have heard their voices, you will never forget them… our publishing director Tom explains the importance of publishing They Cannot Take The Sky with the Behind The Wire organisation, which shares the epic life stories and heartbreaking vignettes of refugees in their own words. … Read the rest
Maureen McCarthy’s latest novel Stay With Me tackles domestic abuse head on, a very important issue and one that is particularly timely. With over 34 women having been killed so far this year as a result of domestic violence, and a new report from Curtin University highlighting the long lasting mental health impact of domestic abuse, these topics are brought to the fore in Maureen’s story about a young mother, fleeing for her life from an abusive husband.… Read the rest
I really, really hate overly long book titles. This wasn’t always the case, but the hatred has been a slowly growing inevitability, as more and more of the little buggers are published and brought to my attention.… Read the rest
Australians are obsessed with ‘boat people’. Despite being a nation built by refugees who arrived on the isolated continent on an armada of flotation devices, in recent years the national discourse has taken a decidedly unsympathetic approach to others hoping to achieve the same feat.… Read the rest
Amongst the fascinating stats in this interesting survey of readers in America from USA Today & Bookish, was this anger inducing gem:
What keeps you from reading more books?
14% cite a lack of quality books
WHY WOULD YOU SAY THIS?… Read the rest