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InsideStoryCover_Final_Ver7_NoBleed.pngGrattan Street Press is very excited to announce that our next book will be on sale on 13 November. Inside Story: The First Ten Years is a collection of journalism, academic insights and cultural commentary from one of Australia’s best online magazines.

Ten years ago, as the global financial crisis tightened its grip and Barack Obama neared the end of his first successful presidential campaign, insidestory.org.au was launched. Kevin Rudd was prime minister, the iPhone was still a novelty, and Donald Trump was still hosting The Apprentice.

From the deepening recession and the Victorian bushfires to the Trump presidency and the end of Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership, the decade since has been tumultuous and often bewildering. While the media has scrambled for news and opinion, Inside Story’s contributors have stepped outside the news cycle, helping readers make sense of dramatic changes in politics, society and culture.

Inside Story: The First Ten Years features a selection of their essays, commentaries and reviews. Here is wise, incisive, and often very entertaining writing from the likes of Frank Bongiorno, Sophie Black, Judith Brett, Bronwyn Carlson, Tim Colebatch, Sara Dowse, Andrew Dodd, Andrew Ford, Tom Griffiths, Jack Latimore, Andrew Leigh, Shane Maloney, Peter Mares, Drusilla Modjeska, John Quiggin, Matthew Ricketson, Margaret Simons, Rodney Tiffen, Maria Tumarkin and many more.

At 408 pages and RRP $29.99, it also represents great summer holiday reading. Find out more in the interview with Inside Story’s editor, Peter Browne, in our blog.

Don’t miss out on another recent release for GSP. Something To Be Tiptoed Around, a work of experimental memoir by Emma Marie Jones. Farrago‘s Abigail Fisher says: “Her writing is haunted, but it is also alive, young, electric, reinvigorating the legacies it invokes.”

If you want to read more about Emma and her book there’s a Q and A with her in our blog.


Melbourne Writers Festival 2018: Get Published


Sybil Nolan, Claire G Coleman, Robert J Watkins and Emma Marie Jones in session at Industry Insights: Get Published! 31 August 2018

Photo by Gladys Qin

Something To Be Tiptoed Around Book Launch

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Maria Tumarkin and author Emma Marie Jones at the launch of Something To Be Tiptoed Around,  16August 2018

Photo by Janice Lieng

Meet the grattanstreetpress.com Editors

Samantha and Lucy

As a teaching press, both our website editor, Samantha Mansell, and our Millennial’s editor, Lucy Mackey, are in their final semester of the Master of Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing.

Passionate about the publishing industry and keen to learn, building off the students who have come before they are excited to add their own flare to the website and blogs. As part of this they want to emphasise the student element of Grattan Street, by having more blog posts from others on the Press talking about what it’s like to have this opportunity to learn and grow, taking the skills they have learnt in their masters and putting them into practice.

They also, both having a passion for it, would love to publish more fiction to the blogs, creating a platform for their creative writing peers.

When not slaving away on WordPress or bent over a piece with a red marker, Samantha enjoys creating fictional worlds full of plot holes she can never mend and eating an inordinate amount of Nutella. Lucy likes cooking up cupcakes, and worlds that will kill you.