When I checked my phone this morning, I had a text from my sister. It was a video of her daughter – my niece – sounding out the words to her very first picture book: Mix, Mix, Mix, the engrossing tale of Bob the Bug baking a cake. Ordinarily, this is the kind of thing … Continue reading Book Club Zoom Rooms? Online Launches? Melbourne Reading Communities Adapt to a Post-Covid World
My professional work is in teaching and about media and communications. But for a long time, I didn’t reflect upon my own relationship with digital technology and digital networks. The idea of chronic distraction is a pathology that I know a lot about. I understand how the connected life is, or very easily can be, … Continue reading Excerpts from Robert Hassan’s new release Uncontained: Digital Disconnection and the Experience of Time
In anticipation of Emma’s debut memoir Something To Be Tiptoed Around our social media and marketing team sat down with the emerging writer to probe into the inspiration for such a touching and artful experimental piece. What prompted you to write a memoir? Something happened and my memory got snagged on it. I mean … Continue reading An Interview with Emma Marie Jones
Yesterday evening, the Grattan Street Press team assembled in the Arts Hall at the University of Melbourne for our book launch on rediscovering the Australian Girl. The night began quite early for the students, who showed up hours before the event to begin setting up: we prepared the food and organised the space by hanging … Continue reading Rediscovering the Australian Girl: Book Launch Recap
The book launch is finally upon us! Join us to celebrate the release of this semester's additions to the Australian Colonial Popular Fiction series. There will be food and wine! RSVP through the Facebook event page by the 20th of May 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.
Grattan Street Press and the Australian Centre proudly invite you to join us for a drink (or two) as we celebrate the launch of our second book, Force and Fraud, by Ellen Davitt (now available in our shop). Force and Fraud A bad-tempered squatter is murdered in country Victoria and the local townsfolk are swept … Continue reading Force and Fraud Book Launch
Many thanks to best-selling crime author Angela Savage, who launched The Forger's Wife (now available in our shop) for Grattan Street Press in May 2017. It is my pleasure to launch The Forger’s Wife, on behalf of author, John Lang, who couldn’t be with us this evening. However, if Lang was here, I have a feeling he’d be … Continue reading Speech –Angela Savage: The Forger’s Wife Book Launch
The Grattan Street Press is proud to have published 'The Forger's Wife' by John Lang (now available in our shop, in association with the Australian Centre. The novel marks the first of our Colonial Australian Fiction series, with the second installment to launch in October 2017. Below is a gallery of photos from the launch … Continue reading The Forger’s Wife Launch