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Affirm acquires VPLA-shortlisted short-story collection

8 March 2019

Affirm Press has acquired world rights to the debut short-story collection by Victorian author Wayne Marshall, which was a runner-up in the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in the unpublished manuscript category. The...

All about ‘Eve’: Rochelle Siemienowicz on ‘Fallen’

26 February 2015

Rochelle Siemienowicz is the author of Fallen (Affirm Press, May), a ‘thought-provoking memoir about religion, marriage and sexuality’ that juxtaposes Siemienowicz’s ‘burgeoning sexuality with her strict Seventh Day Adventist upbringing’....

Artistic licence: Emily Bitto on ‘The Strays’

7 February 2014

Emily Bitto’s debut The Strays (Affirm Press, May) tells the story of a young girl ‘wooed by a progressive group of artists living in 1930s Melbourne’. She spoke to reviewer...

Talkback: The book industry under the new government 

7 October 2013

What do you think will happen to the Australian book industry under the new government? Books+Publishing asked three publishers. Martin Hughes, publisher, Affirm Press Apart from a clutch of new books by...

Read ahead: Preview of 2014 titles 

7 October 2013

Kate Blackwood rounds up publishers’ top picks for 2014. Fiction Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut short-story collection is Hodder and Headline sales and marketing director Justin Ractliffe’s top pick for 2014....

In brief 

13 July 2009

Barry to deliver Sydney PEN lectureMax Barry will give a lecture on ‘risk' as part of the Sydney PEN Voices project, on 15 July in Sydney and 21 July in...