Books that make you think.

We publish leading non-fiction under the NewSouth and UNSW Press imprints.

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Future Superhuman
May 2022
Strap in for an exhilarating, and starkly honest, take on the promise and peril of life in the 21st century.
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An Uncommon Hangman
May 2022
The gruesome and compelling tale of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, the longest-serving executioner for the colony of NSW.
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Root & Branch
May 2022
Exquisitely written, Eda Gunaydin’s essays unsettle neat descriptions of inheritance, belonging and place.
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The Secret of Emu Field
May 2022
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Sneaky Little Revolutions

edited by Nadia Wheatley

April 2022
From her wild bohemian years on Hydra to her radical feminist writings, Charmian Clift is a larger-than-life personality of Australian literature.
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Andrew Andersons
March 2022
The first book published on acclaimed Australian architect Andrew Andersons, written by well-known arts administrators Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy.
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Waiting for Gonski
March 2022
Written by two teachers, Waiting for Gonski examines how Australia has failed its schools and offers inspired solutions to help change education for the better.
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Cadre Country
February 2022
Cadre Country is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of the Chinese Communist Party and the limits of its achievements.
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The Power of Podcasting
February 2022
The gruesome and compelling tale of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, longest-serving executioner for the colony of NSW.
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Cooking with the Oldest Foods on Earth
February 2022
Coming soon
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Veiled Valour: Australian Special Forces and War Crimes Allegations in Afghanistan

Tom Frame

June 2022
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The Art of Coalition

Edited by David Lovell, Andrew Blyth

June 2022
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Forgotten War

Henry Reynolds

July 2022
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Lessons from History

Edited by Carolyn Holbrook, Lyndon Megarrity, David Lowe

July 2022
Leading historians tackle the biggest challenges that face Australia and the world and show how the past provides context and knowledge that can guide us in the present.
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Australia’s China Odyssey: From euphoria to fear
August 2022
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Living Democracy: An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it
Tim Hollo
August 2022
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Provocations: new and selected writing
Jeff Sparrow
August 2022
Bestsellers
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Truth-Telling
February 2021
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Tongerlongeter
August 2021
During Tasmania’s gruesome Black War of 1823-31, Tongerlongeter led the most effective Aboriginal resistance campaign in Australian history. His Oyster Bay Nation of southeast Tasmania and his ally Montpelliatta’s Big River Nation of central Tasmania embarked on 710 attacks, killing 182 colonists and wounding a further 176.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021
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True Tracks
July 2021
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Hippocrasy
October 2021
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Beyond Climate Grief
March 2021
How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us emotionally?
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The Best Australian Science Writing 2021

Edited by Dyani Lewis, foreword by Cathy Foley

November 2021
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Radicals
April 2021
The Sixties — an era of protest,free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white footage — marked a turning point for change. A time when radicals found their voices and used them.
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Derrick VC in his own words

Edited by Mark Johnston

April 2021
Edited and annotated by Mark Johnston, one of Australia's leading authorities on World War II, this book provides unprecedented insights into the mind and the remarkable career of one of Australia's most decorated and renowned servicemen.
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The Bondi to Manly Walk
September 2021
Award winners
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The Bible in Australia
November 2020
WINNER of the Nonfiction Award 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
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Amnesia Road
March 2021
'At both ends of the world, I have found confusion and profound disagreement about how to read the story of the past, about who should write or speak it, and what parts of it should be written or spoken about at all.'
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Paper Emperors
March 2019
*WINNER of the 2020 Colin Roderick Award* *Longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize*
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In the Eye of the Storm
March 2021
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Plastic Free
July 2020
'I'm going plastic free next month, who wants to join me?'
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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe
April 2019
Shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards  Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
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The Thinking Woman
March 2019
WINNER of the Australian Book Design Awards 2020  Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
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Bedlam at Botany Bay
June 2019
*Winner of the Australian History Prize in the NSW Premier's History Awards 2020*
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Truth-Telling
February 2021
Election reading list
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How to Win an Election
September 2020
How To Win An Election  spells out the ten things a political leader and their party must excel at to maximise the chance of success, and against which they should be accountable between and during elections.
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Upturn
Edited by Tanya Plibersek
November 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in changes none of us could have imagined, but what happens next?
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Gender Politics
May 2021
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Dear Prime Minister
October 2021
Dear Prime Minister is a fascinating insight into the concerns, assumptions and political beliefs of 1950s and 1960s Australians.
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The Future of Us
April 2020
Demography is far more important than destiny. By tracing connections between a population's past and present, demographers can foresee its future. The true wonder of demography, though, is not its ability to predict the future but to shape it. With energy and passion, demographer Liz Allen sets out the potential paths to make Australia better.
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The Politics of the Common Good
August 2019
'The Earth is a Common Treasury', proclaimed the English Revolutionaries in the 1640s. Does the principle of the commons offer us ways to respond now to the increasingly destructive effects of neoliberalism?
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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs
July 2019
Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law. However, successive governments in Australia have declared the need to 'stop the boats' whatever the cost, be it human, economic, moral or legal.
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Windfall
September 2020
We've had a decade of distraction and inaction on climate change, but what made things go so very wrong in Australia? And what can the rest of the world learn from our mistakes – and opportunities?
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Carbon Justice
November 2021
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Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021
Catalogue

July to December 2022 Catalogue

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