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Alecia Simmonds’ WILD MAN wins the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Non-fiction

Congratulations to Alecia Simmonds on winning the Davitt Award for Non-fiction at the Sisters in Crime gala dinner on Saturday 27 August for her debut book, Wild Man.

2017-02-08T13:45:52+00:00 August 28th, 2016|

Greg French on THE LAST WILD TROUT and fishing for conservation

Greg French believes that fly fishers have discovered how to develop physical and spiritual connections with nature that are completely sustainable. ‘Trout are found in some of the most wild, romantic and scenically diverse habitats on Earth, and fly fishers the world over share a unique camaraderie, something universally profound and sincere.

2017-02-23T10:01:45+00:00 July 27th, 2016|

Q&A with Brewed with Balls creator Steph

I first pitched the idea having seen an article about Dock Street Brewery’s ‘Ain’t Nothing to Funk With’ – a golden saison barrel-aged with the music of Wu Tang Clan. Being a beer and a hip-hop lover I had to investigate, and I realised there are heaps of weird and wacky beers out there but no books dedicated to them. So the idea was born, and Martin and Keiran were foolish cool enough to give me a go at it!

2017-02-08T13:45:55+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

Q & A with Kate James

What I care about most is living a purposeful life. For me this means being true to myself, even if the choices I make don’t necessarily look impressive to the outside world.

2017-02-08T13:45:57+00:00 June 14th, 2016|

Q&A with Sunny Leunig

Sometimes it's actually liberating to know that you aren't the best. It might help us concentrate on achieving things that we are more capable of. I'm not saying people should give up, however sometimes I think some people just shouldn't begin in the first place.

2017-02-08T13:45:58+00:00 June 8th, 2016|

If a Book Was a Beer, What Would It Taste Like?

Affirm Press is crafting its very own ‘book beer’ and we'd love suggestions from publishing folk on what ingredients we should include.

2016-11-04T16:59:38+00:00 June 1st, 2016|

Interview with Happy Mama, Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

We’ve all heard the safety warning on planes before takeoff to always apply your own oxygen mask before attending to your loved ones - the idea being that without your own air, you can’t help anyone else. Well, it’s the same for parenting.

2017-02-08T13:46:00+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|

Affirm Press signs one of the inaugural winners of our Varuna Mentorship Award: 2016 applications open

Affirm Press is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights to publish Paula Keogh’s memoir The Green Bell. In October 2015 Paula received manuscript development from our editors, Ruby Ashby-Orr and Kate Goldsworthy, as part of the Affirm Press Mentorship Award at Varuna House.

2016-11-04T16:59:27+00:00 May 18th, 2016|

Internships: the value of practical experience

When it comes to the publishing industry, internships are a fact of life...

2017-02-08T13:46:02+00:00 May 6th, 2016|

Affirm Press in April

Nearly three years ago, we restructured and committed ourselves wholeheartedly to publishing and we’ve been expanding ever since. We’re officially the fastest growing publisher in Australia, but we pride ourselves more on being the most positive publisher in Australia (through a combination of dynamism, idealism and, frankly, naivety).

2017-02-08T13:46:03+00:00 April 27th, 2016|
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