Sally Warriner – Not Just The Wife of the General Manager

book, author, farmer, jillaroo, cattle farm

Not Just the Wife of the General Manager is a rollicking memoir of one woman’s life on outback cattle stations, and an homage to the many unsung women like her. It is a celebration of life in this tough environment writ large. With wit and sass, Sally tells this very Australian story of how she was so much more than …

Wendy McCarthy – Don’t Be Too Polite Girls

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Educator, activist, agent of change – the life and career of one of Australia’s most influential women. This inspiring and enlightening memoir is filled with cautionary tales and insider stories about being female in Australia. Wendy McCarthy is an experienced manager and company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. She moved out of the classroom into …

Kylie Moore-Gilbert – The Uncaged Sky

Kylie Moore-Gilbert - The Uncaged Sky, non-fiction, memoir, iran prison, 804 days

For the first time, in her memoir The Uncaged Sky, Kylie Moore-Gilbert reveals the full story behind the 804 days she spent imprisoned in Iran. On September 12, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran’s feared Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran’s most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert …

David Dufty – Nabbing Ned Kelly

David Dufty goes back to the records to uncover the real story of the police officers who pursued the Kelly Gang. This pacey account of the capture of the Kelly Gang reads like a detective story. For over a century, the Ned Kelly legend has grown and grown. He’s become Australia’s Robin Hood, and leader of a colonial Irish resistance. …

Skin Deep by Phillipa McGuinness

This is a book about skin. The strange wonderfulness of our bodily covering. What happens to it when something goes wrong. How the world responds to imperfection and difference. It’s about how skin makes us who we are. Skin Deep explores beauty, ageing, imperfection, health and illness, all of which are closely related to skin, and interrogates whiteness, both historically, structurally …

Colin McLaren – Mafioso

non-fiction crime book, Australian author, underbelly, mafia

COLIN McLAREN was one of Australia’s finest detectives. He travelled the world on high-end investigations during the 1980s and 1990s. He faced down the underbelly of Australian crime and his work has been the subject of many police genre documentaries and television series. A film of his own life, based on his hugely successful first book Infiltration, the true story of …

Lorraine Murphy – Step Into You

self help book, Australian author,

LORRAINE MURPHY is an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, mentor and mother. In this interview with Luke discussing her new book, Step Into You, Lorraine shares her best advice on how to refocus on you and your personal version of success. Her book presents essential tips, advice and hacks that have transformed her own life, as well as real, raw …

Anna Clark – Making Australian History

Making Australian History, non-fiction book, author,

Anna Clark, granddaughter of renowned historian Manning Clark, and an award-winning historian and commentator in her own right, is incredibly excited to publicise her latest work which explores Australian historiography and how our country’s national story came to be. She believes history isn’t just about understanding what happened and why. It also reflects the persuasions, politics and prejudices of its …

Alex Blackwell – Fair Game

Alex Blackwell - Fair Game cricket sport

Alex Blackwell, captain of the Australian women’s cricket team through World Cup and Ashes victories, provides a rare insight into life – the highs and lows – in Australia’s most loved sporting team. Fair Game is a fascinating account of one of Australia’s most accomplished sportspeople and of the game she loves. She has played more matches for Australia than …

Pat Hipwell – Helping Children become better readers

The transition from preschool to prep is undoubtedly a nerve-wracking time for both parents and children. Coming from a play-based learning environment into a more structured classroom setting, not to mention the addition of homework is a significant adjustment for little learners. Pat’s philosophy is that teaching literacy is everyone’s business, and she encourages parents, teachers, carers, and aides to …