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Winners of the 2016 Affirm Press Mentorship Award Announced

The recipients will undertake a one-week residency at Varuna, situated in the inspiring Blue Mountains, and receive one-on-one editorial workshop with editors Ruby Ashby-Orr and Kate Goldsworthy.

September 28th, 2016|

Letter to My Teenage Self raises $20,000 for charity in two weeks

Letter to My Teenage Self is the passion project of teenager Grace Halphen who, after having a tough time transitioning between schools, set out to create a book that would help other teenagers feel reassured and less isolated when they went through tough times. The book features letters from 55 prominent Australians offering the advice they wish they’d heard when they were growing up.

September 21st, 2016|

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

June 1st, 2016|
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