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John Hirst was a wonderful man and a superb historian. He was truly public-spirited in his life and work.
Over many years of working with him, we found him to be deeply generous.
He was a mentor to young historians—a teacher, advocate and adviser. He placed great store on writing for a general readership.
His book The Shortest History of Europe achieved international success. Just recently, its sales in China alone passed 100,000 copies.
But his major achievement was in changing our view of many aspects of Australian history, including the early days of British settlement, the advent of democracy and the forging of federation.
He had a sociological imagination of great originality, and the historian’s gift of synthesizing vast amounts of material and seeing new patterns and meanings.
His work will surely endure, for its originality, scholarship and deep intelligence.
We have been honoured to publish it.
John’s books include:
Australian History in 7 Questions, 9781863958226 The Shortest History of Europe, 9781863955652 Looking for Australia, 9781863954860 The Australians, 9781863955133 Sense & Nonsense in Australian History, 9780977594931 Freedom on the Fatal Shore, 9781863952071
The Australian University Heads of English and the estate of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss are pleased to call for nominations to the second annual Voss Literary Prize. The prize, for the best novel published in Australia in 2015, carries a significant cash prize and will be presented at the AUHE AGM in November 2016. A nomination form and details of entry can be found at vossliteraryprize.org. Entries must be received by COB, 4 March 2016.
Allen & Unwin congratulates Leigh Hobbs on being named the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2016/17. His unique and hilarious books have delighted generations of children and he is a powerful advocate for the vital role the arts play in our lives. We proudly salute Leigh for this outstanding achievement.
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