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Everywhere we look, women are shaping the world of non-fiction.
Uncover fascinating pasts and terrifying futures with these five leading Australian voices.


The Secret of Emu Field: Britain’s forgotten atomic tests in Australia by Elizabeth Tynan

The award-winning author of Atomic Thunder reveals the little-known story of Emu Field, the first British atomic test site in South Australia. Why did the British go there at all, when they knew that they wouldn’t stay? Why was it abandoned so quickly, and what happened to the air force crew who flew through the atomic clouds?

ISBN: 9781742236957
1 May 2022

Root & Branch: Essays on inheritance by Eda Gunaydin

Mixing the personal and political, debut author Eda Gunaydin’s bold and innovative writing explores race, class, gender, violence, and Turkish diaspora. Root & Branch unsettles neat descriptions of belonging and place. What are the legacies of migration, apart from loss? And how do we find comfort in where we are?

ISBN: 9781742237312
1 May 2022

Sneaky Little Revolutions: Selected essays of Charmian Clift edited by Nadia Wheatley

Charmian Clift was a writer ahead of her time. This new edition of essays, edited and selected by Nadia Wheatley, was written through the turbulent and transformative years of the 1960s. Perfect for introducing Clift to new readers, or for rediscovering a gem of Australian literature.

ISBN: 9781742237442
1 April 2022­­­

An Uncommon Hangman: The life and deaths of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard by Rachel Franks

The gruesome and compelling tale of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, the longest-serving executioner for NSW. A noseless hangman who sparked fear and fascination everywhere he went, Nosey Bob has only ever been cast as an extra in someone else’s play, making frightening appearances in a felon’s final scene on the gallows. Here, for the first time, he takes the lead.

ISBN: 9781742237343
1 May 2022

Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century by Elise Bohan

In breathtakingly original prose, Elise Bohan argues that we’re hurtling towards a superhuman future – or, if we blunder, extinction. Bohan unflinchingly explores possibilities most of us are afraid to imagine. Strap in for an exhilarating, and starkly honest, take on the promise and peril of life in the 21st century.

ISBN: 9781742236759
1 May 2022

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