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Forthcoming Titles

Demons of Athens

Release Date: May 2014
VRASIDAS KARALIS
The narrator of the books starts a journey of discovery around the meaning of home, in a diary form, with a trip to Athens in the midst of the...

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Release Date: April 2014
JOHN A SCOTT
The accidental death of MP Norman Cole precipitates a hung parliament allowing a core of extreme right-wing politicians to seize power.  Telford, a high ranking but unworldly public...

The Misadventures of the Notorious Frances Thwaites

Release Date: May 2014
KELLINDE WRIGHTSON
The Baby Farmer is Frances Thwaites, a beautiful, respectable, but rebellious Chelsea girl whose fall from grace began in London in 1887 when she ran away with...

Recent Titles

Leaf and Stone

MARGARET WEST Leaf and Stone Over fifty years Margaret West's poetry has developed in tandem with her acclaimed art practice, which is distinguished by its intellectual rigour, its innovative edge and its unique poetic sensibility. Leaf...

Person of the Man

NIKOS ATHANASOU
Alice is trapped by her misreading of love in a marriage that stifles her passion and independence. The “person” of her husband is driven by ambition – his own material advantage. With...

What I Read to the Dead

MARCEL WEYLAND
Wladyslaw Szlengel, a Polish poet, was interned in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. He wrote poems about life in the Ghetto and the future of its inhabitants. His poems became very popular...

Tsaplin's Testimony

IGOR GELBACH
When and how did the Tsaplin case begin?  With the 1942 murder of a British intelligence officer in Alexandria?  In the chaotic days of the 1968 Prague Spring?  At the 1973 interrogation...

The Dealer is the Devil

ADRIAN NEWSTEAD
The emergence of the modern Aboriginal art movement is the most exciting and transcendent chapter of contemporary Australian history. Within the space of just 40 years Indigenous artists transformed the perception of their...

Late Night Shopping

RHYLL MCMASTER Late Night Shopping Whether she writes poetry or prose Rhyll McMaster's work reflects her fascination with the passionate forces that drive life and society. 'She is a born poet who knows that poetry begins where...

Asymmetry

AIDAN COLEMAN Asymmetry 'What greater challenge for a poet than the recovery of language after its loss? These dense, powerful poems are the fruits of Coleman's year-long struggle. They read like some profound and moving metaphor...

New and Selected Poems

S K KELEN
As the title of his first collection indicates – The Gods Ash Their Cigarettes (1978) –  right from the beginning of his career Kelen’s poems have stood out for their quirky...