eat wild tasmanian – rees campbell

Eat Wild Tasmanian de-mystifies the botanical larder of the southern Australian bush. You will find out where plants grow, which parts to harvest and when, which ones will suit your garden - and most importantly, what to do with the produce once you have picked it. 

Withe more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes, this book si replete with colour photos of the food and the plants, along with growing notes and distribution maps.


First person – Richard flanagan

signed copies now available!

Written in the first person by a reality TV producer, Kif Kehlmann, First Person is Kif’s recollection of how as a younger, penniless writer, unable to finish his first novel, he agrees to ghost write the memoir of a notorious con man, Ziggy Heidl, who has defrauded the banks of $700 million. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he'll receive $10,000. But as the work gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by the con man. At the novel’s heart is a question: what is the truth?

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island magazine – issue 150

On Getting Lost; On Settling Down | Andrew Sant
Learning to See | Tegan Bennett Daylight
Hey Truganini | Favel Parrett
Poets and Painters - Celebrating The Big Punchbowl
Tiefenzeit | Tricky Walsh
The Married Man | Rodney Hall
Poems from Another Planet | Kit Scriven
Petrichor | Chris Womersley

Plus much more!


POETS AND PAINTERS PUNCHBOWL

In collaboration with the Bett Gallery and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, in 2016 a group of eminent Australian artists were paired with some of the state's most respected writers and taken to The Big Punchbowl Reserve on Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula, tasked with capturing the landscape and its stories. This is their book of their experience and artwork.


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Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose

2017 Stella award winner
nsw premier's literary award winner

Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.


a crying in the wind elizabeth fleetwood

This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an ancient island and its violent transformation from Eden-like paradise to the tourist-destination Tasmania of today, is told through the lives of four families. All of them are in an alien environment full of ghosts and strange presences.

This is raw history as well as the heart-warming story of ordinary people, loving, hating and battling along in a difficult setting, indelibly marked by their past, yet striving to rise above it and seek redemption.