Anna Downes’s exhilarating debut The Safe Place is one of this year’s most hotly anticipated novels. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at how this suspenseful and atmospheric thriller came together.
This month’s bookseller in spotlight takes us to the ACT as we get to know Jessica Rowe, manager of Bookface Gungahlin.
Rachael Mead shares how she crafted her debut novel to dig beneath the grit and gore and reveal the humanity of paramedics and their patients.
Sean Guy, author and manager of The Bookshop Darwin, shares his insights from the Top End as our bookseller in spotlight this month.
We’re delighted to introduce Tash Besliev in the newly appointed role of Kids Publisher. Let’s find out what makes this new Affirm Presser tick.
Author Maura Finn and illustrator Cate James both came from overseas to make Australia their home – and now they’ve joined forces to create a uniquely Australian picture book, By the Billabong. We wanted to know more about how it came to be.
Japanese-British-Australian author Katherine Tamiko Arguile shares her own memories to reflect on the important role of food in Japanese culture, and in her exquisite debut novel The Things She Owned.
Multi-disciplinary artist Nash reflects on the impact of coronavirus on Australia’s temporary migrant workers in this column and original artwork.
It’s as vital as ever that we support Australian booksellers during the coronavirus shutdown. In spotlight this month are Henk and Roxanne Kelly-Kobes, owners of Dymocks Camberwell and Dymocks Tooroonga.
Applications are now open for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award with Varuna. Now in its sixth year, the award will focus exclusively on Young Adult and middle-grade fiction (ages 9+) with sci-fi and fantasy themes for entries to the 2020 award.