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!

bridget crack – rachel leary

Signed copies in store!

When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she is just grateful to be on dry land. But finding the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, she pushes back and is punished for her insubordination-sent from one place to another, each significantly worse than the last. Too late, she realises the place she has ended up is the worst of all: the 'Interior,' where the hard cases are sent-a brutally hard life with a cruel master, miles from civilisation. 
A gripping and moving story of a woman's struggle for survival in a beautiful and brutal landscape, Bridget Crack is a unique and deeply accomplished novel by a rare talent.


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. 

40° south magazine – #85

With elegant writing and superb photography, the quarterly Tasmania 40°South presents the wilderness and wildlife, culture, epicure, history, industry and people of Tasmania.
This issue includes:
Once upon a blue gum | Carol Freeman
Three capes track | Garry Richardson
Portfolio | Jonathan Esling
Trail blazing | James Dryburgh
Trail blazing 2 | Lucy Wilson
Plus much more...