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Hardie Grant acquires Tim Costello memoir 

2 April 2019

Hardie Grant has acquired world rights to a memoir by former CEO of World Vision Australia Tim Costello. The memoir, titled A Lot with a Little, will ‘take readers on...

Hardie Grant acquires Turnbull memoir

15 February 2019

Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights to a memoir by former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The book is described as ‘an in-depth and definitive narrative of Turnbull’s prime ministership...

S&S acquires Archie Roach memoir

2 November 2018

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired world rights to a yet-to-be-titled memoir by singer-songwriter Archie Roach. Roach, who is part of the Stolen Generations, is also known as a campaigner...

PRH acquires Warne memoir

5 June 2018

Penguin Random House will publish Australian cricketer Shane Warne’s memoir, No Spin (with Mark Nicholas), in Australia and the UK in October 2018. In a statement, the publisher said the...

A&U acquires Bowditch memoir 

24 May 2018

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to a memoir by musician, actor and broadcaster Clare Bowditch, and will publish the title in October 2019. Publisher Kelly Fagan acquired...

Shelf talk: Memorable memoirs 

13 June 2012

High Court Justice Michael Kirby is no stranger to the public spotlight. Although he’s only recently published his own story, he’s also the subject of a new biography, Michael Kirby:...

One Way or Another (Nikki McWatters, Black Inc.) 

20 March 2012

In her Gold Coast home in 1981, with the aid of a stuffed rabbit named Andy Gibb and numerous Countdown viewings, 15-year-old Nikki McWatters connects her ever-consuming lust with rock...

Playing House (Amy Choi, Transit Lounge) 

19 March 2012

Playing House is a memoir from Melbourne writer Amy Choi which divides the author's adult life into three parts: her big trip to Europe in her early 20s; living in...

The Mind of A Thief (Patti Miller, UQP) 

19 March 2012

Patti Miller is a well-known author with one novel and four nonfiction books—including the popular guides for life writing, Writing Your Life and The Memoir Book—to her name. The Mind...

Two more fake ‘memoirists’ exposed 

18 March 2008

The veracity of two more 'misery memoirs' has been called into question. Margaret Jones's Love and Consequences (Riverhead US) and Misha Defonseca's Surviving with Wolves (Piatkus) joined the ranks of Memoirs...