Writing & News

Pre-release review of Gemma Nisbet’s The Things We Live With

OUT IN OCTOBER! in Books + Publishing on 30 August. Follow link or read below: https://bit.ly/3L0MQjE Gemma Nisbet is a writer and journalist who holds onto things, but this book isn’t about hoarding. It’s not even a self-help antidote to ‘Marie Kondo-ing’ your stuff. In this collection of essays, Nisbet allows her things to spark […]

Launch of Trust: a fractured fable by Jeanne Ryckmans

Prudish Nation review in ArtsHub 22/8/23

https://www.artshub.com.au/news/reviews/book-review-prudish-nation-paul-dalgarno-2658861/ By Nanci Nott

Simon Tedeschi’s Fugitive on Qld Literary Award shortlist for Poetry!


Review of DOT CIRCLE AND FRAME by John Kean

https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/5119/dot-circle-26-frame-the-making-of-papunya-tula-art/ By Una Rey in Artlink (August 2023)

Two Upswell books on Mark and Evette Moran NIB longlist!

Waverley Council is delighted to announcethe longlist for this year’s Mark and Evette MoranNib Literary Award  Australian writers and their publishers from around the country and overseas submitted a record 239 entries for this year’s Mark & Evette Moran Literary Award, now offering a $40,000 major prize. This year’s judges, poet Jamie Grant, writer and novelist Katerina […]

New York City Glow: reviews & interviews

In its first month of life this little book is getting great attention and lots of love from readers and reviews everywhere. Here are a few: https://2ser.com/episodes/final-draft-1000am-22nd-jul-2023/ Andrew Pople demonstrating enthusiasm! And Vincent O’Donnell at around the 22 minute mark:

Forthcoming in 2024!

In February 2024, we are publishing the final book by poet Robert Adamson, Birds and Fish. Here is a link to an an article by American poet and publisher Devin Johnston about this book, recently published by Pen International. Devin worked with Robert in his last year to prepare this manuscript, a selection of his […]

Early (delightful) review of Anna Jacobson’s new book!

Anxious in a Sweet Store (Anna Jacobson, Upswell) 4 July 2023    Books+Publishing Anxious in a Sweet Store is the playful and nostalgic second full-length poetry collection from writer and artist Anna Jacobson. Divided into four parts, each named after a classic sweet treat, Jacobson’s collection explores themes of family, food, culture and mental illness, creating […]

Prudish Nation by Paul Dalgarno in Fairfax Media 16/6/23

Review by Cameron Woodhead and Steven Carroll Prudish NationPaul Dalgarno, Upswell, $29.99 The question of whether we are a prudish nation is largely examined here through the prism of non-monogamy. But Dalgarno, a polyamorist, casts his net far wider than that. He interviewed more than 30 writers with varying shades of sexuality and the result is a […]

Launch speech for Ann Shenfield’s ‘A Treatment’ by Helena Sandahl. Readings Bookshop Carlton 30 March 2023

In a seminal paper from 1914, called On Narcissism, Freud turns to the romantic poet Heinrich Heine and his Schöpfungsliede, Creation songs, from 1844. Freud is working on the question of love: Why does man in the end give up his narcissism and let the love flow on to other objects than self? Well, he […]

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