> Skip to content
Signs of Life: A Play In One Act
Signs of Life: A Play In One Act Tim Winton
Dirt Music's Georgie Jutland and Lu Fox return in a brilliant play by Tim Winton about people with radically different histories forming awkward, spiky alliances in order to survive.
Read More
Shrine: A Play in One Act
Shrine: A Play in One Act Tim Winton
Tim Winton's Shrine is searing play about the way in which we try to own our dead, and the way in which they come to own us.
Read More
Parang
Parang Omar Musa
Parang is the second collection of poetry from former Australian Poetry Slam winner Omar Musa. Written over four years, the collection explores Malaysian jungles, dark Australian streets, and dreams.
Read More
How to Write Your Blockbuster
How to Write Your Blockbuster Fiona McIntosh
In this practical and lively handbook McIntosh guides you through the stages of writing a novel, from establishing good working habits all the way through to submitting your draft to a suitable publisher.
Read More
The First Dismissal: Penguin Special
The First Dismissal: Penguin Special Luke Slattery
How Governor Macquarie invented an idea of Australia, a convict built it – and how Britain tried to tear it down.
Read More
Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin
A new edition of the phenomenal international bestseller. From bitter poverty to the stardom of the West – this is the extraordinary true story of one boy's great courage and determination.
Read More
Radish: Penguin Specials
Radish: Penguin Specials Mo Yan
During China's collectivist era in the late 1950s, a rural work team responsible for building an important floodgate receives a strange new recruit: Hei-hai, a skinny, silent and almost feral boy.
Read More
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials Nancy Pellegrini
The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts
Read More
Massage: A Novel: China Library
Massage: A Novel: China Library Bi Feiyu
A stunning portrait of disability and the strength of human character.
Read More
The Kitchen and Other Stories: China Library
The Kitchen and Other Stories: China Library Liu Zhenyun, Hsu Kun, Chi Zijian
Five stories from China’s foremost writers, including Jia Pingwa, Liu Zhenyun and Chi Zhijian, capture the domestic bonds and dramas of people living in modern China today, exploring the challenges and strange graces of life in this vast and complex land.
Read More
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials David Moser
David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
Read More
Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials
Flock of Brown Birds: Penguin Specials Ge Fei
In this avant garde novella, memory and time are subjective. A writer named Ge Fei retreats to the beautiful solitude of the Waterside to finish his novel inspired by the Revelations of St. John.
Read More
Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twian to Manchukuo Penguin Specials
Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twian to Manchukuo Penguin Specials Jeffrey Wasserstrom
What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.
Read More
The Boy Behind the Curtain
The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton
This highly acclaimed collection of memoirs is Winton’s most intimate and revealing work yet. Along with Island Home and Land’s Edge (both also first published in paperback in 2017), it forms the remarkable culmination of Winton’s autobiographical trilogy, showing our finest novelist also to be one of our finest writers of non-fiction.
Read More
Dubliners
Dubliners James Joyce
A collection of fifteen stories, evoking the voices and lives that teem in Joyce's vision of his native city
Read More
The Tempest
The Tempest William Shakespeare
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used.
Read More
A Universe of One's Own
A Universe of One's Own Antonia Hayes
Three powerful essays tracing a life in language, from the rhythms of first words to taking Virginia Woolf’s call for equality into today and beyond.
Read More
The Kite And The String
The Kite And The String Mattison, Alice, Alice Mattison
A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher
Read More
Petulia's Rouge Tin: Penguin Specials
Petulia's Rouge Tin: Penguin Specials Su Tong
China, early 1950s: Two friends find themselves on their way to a re-education camp for those not adhering to the standards of the new order – working girls, madams, misfits.
Read More
Wild Ride
Wild Ride Adam Lashinsky
The inside story of Uber, the multi-billion dollar disruptor that has revolutionised the transportation industry around the world.
Read More
Darling, I Love You
Darling, I Love You Daniel Ladinsky
A heartwarming collection of short verse celebrating our beloved pets and the wonder of life.
Read More
Map To The Stars
Map To The Stars Adrian Matejka
A resonant new collection of poetry from Adrian Matejka, author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Read More
Load more