Newsouth Publishing - Booktober 2021

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Insightful non-fiction.

These insightful non-fiction books from experts in their field will intrigue, delight, and ignite discussion.


Australia & the Pacific: A history by Ian Hoskins

‘A fascinating history that shows how Australia’s relationships with the Pacific have shaped and informed each of our worlds.’ – Iain McCalman


The Best Australian Science Writing 2021 edited by Dyani Lewis, foreword by Cathy Foley

This much-loved anthology showcases the nation’s best science writing. New voices join prominent science writers and journalists, taking us to the depths of the ocean, the fuels of the future, and to the Ryugu asteroid and back.


Coming of Age in the War on Terror by Randa Abdel-Fattah

‘Randa Abdel-Fattah has produced an urgent book for our time. Coming of Age in The War on Terror is a story of injustice against those who suffer because of prejudice and manufactured fear. It is a vital work about us, Australians.’ – Tony Birch


Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart by Megan Davis and George Williams

‘This is the first authoritative book on the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a constitutional Voice. It is a must read for all Australians as the nation prepares for a referendum.’ – Patricia Anderson AO, Alyawarre woman


Gender Politics: Navigating Political Leadership in Australia edited by Zareh Ghazarian and Katrina Lee-Koo

‘At a time when many women are fighting to have their voices heard in Australian politics, this is a timely and important read.’ – Sarah Hanson-Young


The Missing Among Us: Stories of missing persons and those left behind by Erin Stewart

‘Illuminating, profound and wise. Stewart is a distinct new voice and her inquiry into the gaps and absences so many of us try to gloss over is intelligent, gentle and brave.' — Anna Krien


Reading Like an Australian Writer edited by Belinda Castles

‘A communal praise song to Australian literature in its many guises. I’ll be returning to these pages repeatedly.’ — Kathryn Heyman


Smuggled: An illegal history of journeys to Australia by Ruth Balint and Julie Kalman

‘A new, important way to tell our migration history, and a fascinating read.’ – Andrew and Renata Kaldor, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW


True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture by Terri Janke

‘True Tracks provides an authoritative guide that simplifies complex laws and cultural protocols, providing examples for those working in many sectors to enact key principles for Indigenous engagement, including respect and self-determination.’ — Anita Heiss


Wounded Country: The Murray–Darling Basin – a contested history by Quentin Beresford

‘One of the most important books to emerge in recent decades concerning both Australia's dangerous environmental mismanagement and the indivisible plunder of Indigenous society.’ — Charles Massy