Pip Williams, author of the exquisite historical novel The Dictionary of Lost Words, recognises the work of women in compiling the Oxford English Dictionary.
The appointment of Tash Besliev is a key part of the strategic plan for the independent publisher’s kids list.
We’re pleased as punch that Paul Byrnes’s The Lost Boys has been named Illustrated Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the ABA’s Indie Book Awards. We asked Paul to share what it was like for him in putting together The Lost Boys.
When we had the idea earlier this week to blog about the books we would read while social distancing, it was somewhat hypothetical. But things have changed rapidly; now we find ourselves working from home and our weekend plans are out the window. Luckily our bookshelves are prepared and stacked with Affirm Press favourites to keep our minds off the news. But we also put together a list of the books from other publishers we’ve got lined up – we can assure you none of these include the words COVID-19.
Sarah Hill reflects on being a bookseller at Sydney’s Better Read Than Dead.
Read the introduction to Angela Williams’s powerful new memoir Snakes and Ladders, revealing the dark truth of Australia’s justice system through the eyes of a woman sent to prison twice for the same crime.
Affirm Press is proud to partner with Diversity Arts Australia and the Western Sydney literacy movement Sweatshop to publish After Australia, an anthology of speculative fiction created by writers from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Alan Sheardown, owner of New Edition, shares an insight into running this vibrant Fremantle bookstore.
The most effective way to lessen your wardrobe’s environmental impact is to love the clothes you already have and make them last as long as possible. And that means mending and maintenance.
Award-winning writer Wayne Macauley did us the honour of launching Wayne Marshall’s debut collection, Shirl, at Melbourne’s Hill of Content last night and gave a speech so delightful and heartfelt that we wanted to share it here.