New South Publishing

As a small token of our appreciation for New South Publishing’s generous sponsorship, we would like to highlight some of their best and brightest writers featured at St Albans Writers’ Festival. Now’s the time to dive into these reads to make sure that you are ready when the authors grace our marquees!

Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru by Madeline Gleeson
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2017
Australia’s recommencement of offshore processing raises many questions – why re-establish it? What do asylum seekers, refugees and staff have to say it? And why is the truth so hard to find? Madeline Gleeson goes behind the rumours to provide an uncompromising overview of the first three years Australia’s offshore detention centres. Madeline is presenting Offshore on Sunday 10:30-11:30am, at the Ian Marquee (facilitated by Michael Brissenden).

Hidden in Plain View by Paul Irish
For much of the nineteenth century, the common colonial narrative largely omits any presence of Aboriginal peoples in Sydney. Hidden in plain view brings a poorly understood period of Sydney’s shared history back into focus, illustrating the sustained and strong bond with country and culture that has been so much ignored. Paul is presenting Hidden in plain view on Sunday 4:00-5:00pm at the Ian Marquee (facilitated by Stan Grant).

Who Bombed the Hilton? by Rachel Landers
NIB Waverley Library Prize Winner 2016.
Often called the first act of terrorist murder on Australian soil, the crime of the 1978 explosion outside Sydney’s Hilton Hotel is still unsolved. What really went on? Award winning filmmaker and historian Rachel Landers wrestles with the evidence to unravel this complex cold case. Rachel will appear at Time Travelling in Australian History (facilitated by Anna Clark, Saturday 10:30-11:30am, St Albans Church) and is in conversation with Suzanne Leal and Melanie Joosten (Sunday 1:45-2:15pm, The Saturday Paper Marquee).

Two other writers coming to the festival have had books published by New South, Anna Clark and Rodney Tiffen.

Another huge thank you to New South Publishing for their sponsorship of The Green Room.