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Introducing literary agent Benython Oldfield

11 October 2018
Benython Oldfield is an Australian literary agent and the Sydney-based director of Zeitgeist Media Group Agency, which represents 40 Australian authors alongside other international writers and illustrators. He spoke to...

Introducing Benjamin Stevenson’s ‘Greenlight’

11 October 2018
Australian author Benjamin Stevenson’s debut novel Greenlight is a ‘nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making a Murderer on its head’. Released in Australia in September,...

Introducing Peggy Frew’s ‘Islands’

13 September 2018
In March 2019, Allen & Unwin will publish award-winning Australian author Peggy Frew’s third novel Islands, the story of the disintegration of a marriage and its tragic aftermath. The publisher...

Introducing Giramondo

14 August 2018
Sydney-based small press Giramondo has won most major literary awards in Australia with its list of ‘diverse, unusual and genre-defying’ fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Commissioning editor Nick Tapper spoke to...

Introducing Transit Lounge

12 July 2018
Transit Lounge was founded ‘with the express purpose of publishing Australian writing that engages with other cultures’, says publisher Barry Scott. The small press’ titles include the 2016 Miles Franklin...

Introducing MidnightSun Publishing

15 June 2018
MidnightSun publisher Anna Solding tells Think Australian about her small South Australian press and her 'amazing' six-figure deal. What makes your press unique? We only publish books that we love....

Introducing Wild Dingo Press

10 May 2018
Wild Dingo Press launched its list with a commissioned biography by a refugee from Afghanistan, which went on to become an Australian bestseller. Last year the press took a chance...

Introducing Alex Adsett

11 April 2018
Alex Adsett is a literary agent representing authors across all ages and most genres, and also a freelance publishing consultant offering commercial contract advice to authors and publishers. She has 20...

Introducing Brow Books

8 March 2018
Sam Cooney is publisher at literary magazine The Lifted Brow and its recently established books imprint, Brow Books, as well as being a writer, literary critic, teacher, host, prize judge...

Introducing Sophy Williams

8 February 2018
Sophy Williams is the international director for Melbourne publisher Black Inc., which specialises in ‘serious nonfiction books, including politics, current affairs, biography, memoir and history’. Alongside its core list, Black...

Introducing Pantera Press’ millennial imprint

9 November 2017
Sydney-based publisher Pantera Press recently launched a new imprint called Lost the Plot that is aimed at the next generation of readers. Founders Martin Green and Alison Green spoke to...

Introducing Spinifex Press

11 October 2017
Founded in 1991, Melbourne-based Spinifex Press publishes innovative and controversial feminist books and ebooks with an optimistic edge. Spinifex Press was also one of the first small publishers in Australia...

Introducing Henry Rosenbloom

14 September 2017
Henry Rosenbloom is the founder and publisher of Melbourne’s Scribe Publications, which specialises in ‘narrative and literary nonfiction on important topics, and the best of local, international and translated fiction’....

Introducing Affirm Press

9 August 2017
Affirm Press is an optimistic, owner-operated Australian publisher with a list that includes Australian and international nonfiction, fiction and children’s titles. Publisher Martin Hughes spoke to Think Australian: What makes...

Introducing Fremantle Press

6 July 2017
Fremantle Press is a not-for-profit publisher of books by new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists. It has been publishing adult and children’s books across a range of genres...