Books that make you think.

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

New releases
The Art of Coalition
June 2022
The Art of Coalition focuses on the relationship between the Liberal and National parties during the Howard years, and the lessons and challenges of this partnership today.
Veiled Valour
June 2022
Tom Frame reveals the background to the war crimes allegedly committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2013.
Future Superhuman
May 2022
Strap in for an exhilarating, and starkly honest, take on the promise and peril of life in the 21st century.
An Uncommon Hangman
May 2022
The gruesome and compelling tale of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, the longest-serving executioner for the colony of NSW.
Root & Branch
May 2022
Exquisitely written, Eda Gunaydin’s essays unsettle neat descriptions of inheritance, belonging and place.
The Secret of Emu Field
May 2022
Liz Tynan, the award-winning author of Atomic Thunder, reveals the little-known story of Emu Field, the first British atomic test site in South Australia, pre-dating Maralinga by three years.
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.
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.
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.
Coming soon
Curlews on Vulture Street
September 2022
Acclaimed urban ecologist Darryl Jones reveals the not-so-secret lives of the most common birds that share our towns and cities.
Darwin Spitfires
August 2022
It has been 80 years since the bombing of Darwin. This anniversary edition of Darwin Spitfires offers a detailed and fascinating history of this unparalleled attack.
August 2022
Jeff Sparrow is one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals. From great controversies to the heroes and villains of our time, Provocations raises arguments that matter.
Living Democracy
August 2022
Whether you’re a concerned community member, or someone who is already active in social or environmental campaigning, this book will inspire and inform you, and get you fired up to co-create a common, more equitable future.
Australia’s China Odyssey
August 2022
The story of the complex and crucial relationship between Australia and China, charting the highs and lows through the prism of the prime ministers who have handled relations with Beijing since Whitlam in 1972.
Lessons from History
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.
Forgotten War
July 2022
Influential historian Henry Reynolds returns with this new edition of Forgotten War, which questions the conspicuous absence of the frontier wars from our official military history and public memory.
February 2021
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.
Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021
True Tracks
July 2021
October 2021
Beyond Climate Grief
March 2021
How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us emotionally?
The Best Australian Science Writing 2021

Edited by Dyani Lewis, foreword by Cathy Foley

November 2021
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.
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.
The Bondi to Manly Walk
September 2021
Award winners
The Bible in Australia
November 2020
WINNER of the Nonfiction Award 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
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.'
Paper Emperors
March 2019
*WINNER of the 2020 Colin Roderick Award* *Longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize*
In the Eye of the Storm
March 2021
Plastic Free
July 2020
'I'm going plastic free next month, who wants to join me?'
Dr Space Junk vs The Universe
April 2019
Shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards  Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
The Thinking Woman
March 2019
WINNER of the Australian Book Design Awards 2020  Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
Bedlam at Botany Bay
June 2019
*Winner of the Australian History Prize in the NSW Premier's History Awards 2020*
February 2021
Election reading list
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.
Edited by Tanya Plibersek
November 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in changes none of us could have imagined, but what happens next?
Gender Politics
May 2021
Dear Prime Minister
October 2021
Dear Prime Minister is a fascinating insight into the concerns, assumptions and political beliefs of 1950s and 1960s Australians.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Carbon Justice
November 2021
Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021

July to December 2022 Catalogue

Take a look at our exciting July to December 2022 titles.

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