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At Hardie Grant Books, we pride ourselves on publishing stories that urgently need the attention of a wide audience. Our upcoming narrative non-fiction list has the power to incite action and change: these books expose, spotlight and, well, pack a punch. We’ve shared a sneak peek of a few of these titles below.

Booksellers, you’ll want to contact your Hardie Grant representative for a full reading copy.



Sex, Lies and Question Time

By Kate Ellis

ISBN: 9781743796399
Available 21st April

Former MP Kate Ellis calls bullshit on the toxic Canberra culture in this explosive, bipartisan investigation. A book that will shock, infuriate, and make you roll up your sleeves and say, ‘We can do it.’

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Brave New Humans

By Sarah Dingle

ISBN: 9781743796382
Available 5th May

An earth-shattering revelation pushed award-winning journalist Sarah Dingle to use her professional skills in a groundbreaking exposé of the global fertility business – and to explore her own identity.

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The Care Factor

By Ailsa Wild

ISBN: 9781743797273
Available 3rd March

We didn’t want to jump on the COVID book wagon, but then this. Ailsa Wild shares a deeply human account of her friend and acrobatic partner Simone Sheridan – one of the many nurses who chose to meet a global health crisis head-on.

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Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy 

By Supriya Vani and Carl A Harte

Available 2nd June

This inspiring major biography goes beyond ‘Jacindamania’, carefully examining the personal and political influences of this modern leader, through interviews with the New Zealand Prime Minister herself and the people who know her best.

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Late Bloomer

By Clem Bastow

ISBN: 9781743796009
Available 7th July

A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir from Clem Bastow—cultural critic, ex-Hollywood reporter, perennial baking champion—about how the world sparkled a little brighter, after being diagnosed as autistic at age 36.

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