Adani and the War Over Coal
August 2018
Coal is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change. Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock our politics – and our country – into the fossil fuel age.
The Rapids
August 2018
'The Rapids  is beautifully written: brimming with humour, empathy, pathos and heart. This book is an earnest, generous, and important contribution to ongoing global dialogue around mental health .'  — Maxine Beneba Clarke
This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited
August 2018
'How is it our minds are not satisfied? What means this whispering in the bottom of our hearts?'
Beyond Combat
July 2018
'Even a military that is solely dedicated to preparing for war creates, simply by existing, a suite of responsibilities that has very little to do with combat.' — Tristan Moss and Tom Richardson
Serving in Silence?
July 2018
For the first time, Serving in Silence?
Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre
June 2018
Marking its 180th anniversary, this book explores the significance of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonialism. Thoughtful and fearless, it challenges us to look at our history without flinching as an act of remembrance and reconciliation.
Wild Sea
June 2018
SHORTLISTED for ACT Book of the Year Latitude 54° 02′ South, Longitude 37° 14' West:
The Sydney Wars
May 2018
*Winner of the  Les Carolyn Literary Prize* *Longlisted for the 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize*
An Australian Band of Brothers
April 2018
This riveting book follows a small group of Australian front-line soldiers from their enlistment in the dark days of 1940 to the end of World War II.
Desperately Seeking Banksy
Xavier Tapies
April 2018
'People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish…but that's only if it's done properly.' Banksy
Serving our Country
April 2018
After decades of silence, Serving Our Country is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in the Australian defence forces.
Populism Now!
April 2018
Populism can be a dirty word. Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have certainly given it a bad name. But rather than associating it with demagoguery and exclusion, might we better see it as a backlash against free market globalisation? Might it be harnessed as a positive force able to thrive in difficult times?
River Dreams
March 2018
In the beginning, there was the river — before the beach, before the drain, before the dredging, before the dams, before numerous other actions that altered the stream.
The Birds At My Table
February 2018
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers, scatter the crumbs or seeds, or leave the picnic scraps behind for the birds.
The Battle Within
February 2018
Head-aches. Dizziness. Can't sleep. Bad dreams (never have been released). The rice jungle had some compensation to some of us who just don't seem to make a success of our return  — ROBERT, A RETURNED POW
A Timeline of Australian Food
December 2017
A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated, this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and decades of abundance.
Widening Minds
December 2017
Since 1967 more than 25,000 students have graduated from UNSW after studying at Duntroon, HMAS Creswell , the Australian Defence Force Academy. Tom Frame examines the productive 50-year partnership between UNSW and the Australian Defence Force.
Hearts and Minds
Alan Atkinson
November 2017
Founded in 1856, St Paul's College is the original college of Sydney University and the oldest institution of its kind in Australia. Hearts and Minds
Indigenous and Other Australians Since 1901
November 2017
As Australia became a nation in 1901, no-one anticipated that 'Aboriginal affairs' would become an on-going national preoccupation.
The Secret Life of Whales
November 2017
Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to uncover a feeding spot, and is one of very few people to witness a humpback whale giving birth. In  The Secret Life of Whales
Signs of Australia
Mr Brady Michaels, Mr Dale Campisi
November 2017
A keen photographer of the everyday, Brady Michaels has recorded an impressive array of signs from across Australia — from the earliest ads for household goods and services, to more recent but now defunct video lending libraries and internet cafés.
The Best Australian Science Writing 2017

Edited by Michael Slezak, foreword by Emma Johnston

November 2017
The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.
The Ascent to Power, 1996
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2017
The Ascent to Power, 1996 takes a critical look at the Howard Government's rise to power; its policies and priorities, successes and shortcomings in what Paul Kelly calls the 'foundational year'.
Painting by Numbers
Mr David J Mabberley
November 2017
This fascinating new study of Bauer's work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia. Written by one of the world's foremost botanical scholars, Painting by Numbers reveals Bauer's innovative colour-coding technique for the first time.
Australian Gypsies
October 2017
Since the arrival of the First Fleet there have been Gypsies in Australia, yet their experiences have never been included in any official histories. In  Australian Gypsies
How to be an Academic
September 2017
Welcome to the world of university academics, where the Academic Hunger Games, fuelled by precarious employment conditions, is the new reality – a perpetual jostle for short-term contracts and the occasional plum job. But Inger Mewburn is here to tell you that life needn't be so grim.
Asylum by Boat
September 2017
Stranger Thingies
September 2017
John Birmingham is a master of good writing and funny lines. He has written a thousand stories, some true, some not so much. These are the best ones and they're so good, and so funny, there has been no barrel-scraping involved. Really, this book could have been much longer.
Ethics Under Fire
September 2017
Events at Abu Ghraib prison and the 1968 My Lai Massacre show that the behaviour of the military can descend into barbarism. How strong is the military's commitment to avoiding such atrocities? Ethics Under Fire – a timely and compelling book – asks questions and raises issues the Australian Army can't ignore.
Escape Artist
September 2017
The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck.
Collecting for the Nation
August 2017
From ceramic cockatoos and hand-painted china to splendid silverware and historic paintings, Collecting for the Nation illustrates a broad sweep of Australian history and culture through the stories of the artworks in The Australiana Fund's unique collection.
Charles Bean
August 2017
Australia's official war correspondent during WWI, Charles Bean was also Australia's first official war historian and the driving force behind the creation of the Australian War Memorial. Famously criticised for his deliberate myth-making as editor of The Anzac Book
Made to Order
August 2017
From majestic carved chairs and handsome cedar desks in Melbourne's banks to grand bookcases in country mansions and stately furniture still housed in Victoria's Government House today, Made to Order celebrates the furniture made by George Thwaites and his sons.
A Führer for a Father
August 2017
'I was written out of the family story. This book is my attempt to write myself, and my mother, back into it.'
A Charter of Rights for Australia
George Williams, Daniel Reynolds
August 2017
Australia does not have a bill or charter of rights, which means there is no comprehensive law that enshrines human rights in Australia – even though these laws are standard in the rest of the developed world. So what does this mean for the rights of Australian citizens?
Running the City
August 2017
Leading Australian curator Felicity Fenner profiles activity-based and pop-up contemporary public art projects from Australia and around the globe. Running the City explores art projects that bring together diverse disciplines and cultures – including running, cycling, architecture, and guerilla gardening.