About Grattan Street Press

Grattan Street Press is a small publisher based in Melbourne. Our mission is to publish a range of work including contemporary literature and trade non-fiction, and to re-publish culturally valuable works that are out of print.

In 2017, we released our first books, kicking off with the Colonial Australian Popular Fiction series. In 2018, we launched the Grattan Street Shorts series with Emma Jones’s Something to Be Tiptoed Around, which developed something of a cult following; with the journal Inside Story, we also published  an essay collection, Inside Story: the First Ten Years. In 2019, we published our best-selling title to date, Robert Hassan’s Uncontained: Digital Disconnection and the Meaning of Time. We also published Seth Robinson’s debut novel, Welcome to Bellevue.

We’re not letting COVID-19 stop us. In 2020, we’ve published the latest volume in our colonial fiction series, the wonderful sci-fi novel Melbourne and Mars: My Mysterious Life on Two Planets. And we’ll have another book in the Grattan Street Shorts series out soon.

Grattan Street Press is an initiative of the Publishing and Communications program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, and is staffed by graduate students, who receive hands-on experience of every aspect of the publishing process.

It is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to build long-term relationships within the Australian literary and publishing community. We also partner with community organisations in Melbourne and beyond to co-publish books that contribute to public knowledge and discussion.

Our books are available through online stores and many independent bookshops.