We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2021 Affirm Press Mentorship Award with Varuna, the National Writers’ House.
From debut picture book author Justine Adams and featuring stunning illustrations by Camille Manley, Goodnight, Toes is the perfect book for winding down with little ones before bed. Here, Justine shares how bedtime chaos inspired this warm and dreamy book.
From celebrated children’s author Samantha-Ellen Bound comes Seven Wherewithal Way, the first book in an epic portal fantasy series for middle-grade readers. We chatted with Sam to learn more about the inspiration for this captivating new novel.
Whether it’s helping us find our next favourite story or delivering our books right at our doorstep – our brilliant community of local bookshops have gone above and beyond during these uncertain times, simply by being there when we needed them. Here’s a peek at how we are celebrating our love for our local bookshops on this special day:
Affirm Press is delighted that Sara Saleh has signed on for her debut novel to be published in 2023, following her participation in the inaugural Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers.
Filip Vukašin’s debut novel Modern Marriage is an absorbing contemporary Australian drama. Here, Fil reflects on his path to publication in the time of COVID.
We don’t need an excuse to read. But we love that we have a reason to celebrate stories that matter and great storytellers! This Australian Reading Hour Day we’re setting aside an hour (or two) to treat ourselves to a story of our choice. Go ahead, take a look at what the team is reading today...
Debut author Amelia Mellor’s The Grandest Bookshop in the World and Nicki Greenberg’s middle-grade mystery novel The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel have both been longlisted for the prestigious ARA Historical Novel Prize in the Children and YA literature category. Our heartfelt congratulations to Amelia and Nicki!
From the glorious new pairing of Jane Godwin and Gabriel Evans comes Little One, a timeless story that reminds us nothing is ever truly lost. Here, Jane shares her inspiration for the book.
Samone Amba makes her middle-grade debut with a new series for budding activists: The Good Times of Pelican Rise. Read on for a Q&A with Samone about Save the Joeys -- the timely, original and laugh-out-loud first instalment.