Please join Asialink and Black Inc. for this event as Professor Michael Wesley argues that with the rise of great powers in Asia – Japan, China, India, Russia and perhaps, in time, Indonesia – it's time to question the longevity of the current international order and how Australia should respond to this new dynamic.

Wednesday 23 September
Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
Venue: Prest Theatre, Faculty of Business and Economics, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Anna Krien, Karen Hitchcock and Robert Manne will come together with host Nick Feik to shed light on how they each approach their work and to discuss the state of the essay in Australia today.

Thursday 24 September
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Dymocks Lunch with Tom Keneally and Stephany Evans Steggall.

Monday 28 September
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George St, Sydney, NSW.
Tickets: $95 non-members, $80 members. Includes a two course meal and all drinks. Please book online.

Written by Stephany Evans Steggall, Interestingly Enough is the engaging and accessible biography of the life of one of Australia’s finest and most loved writers, Thomas Keneally.

Join Stephany Evans Steggall and Tom Keneally at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, home of the Tom Keneally Centre, for a spirited conversation about Tom’s life and remarkable career on the day of the book’s launch.

Wednesday 30 September
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000.
Tickets: Free event. Please book at (02) 9262 7300 or For more information visit the website.

Body Lengths, Leisel Jones author talk

Wednesday 7 October
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Berkelouw Books Leichhardt
Tickets: Book through the website or email

Body Lengths, Leisel Jones author talk

Thursday 8 October
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Berkelouw Books Hornsby
Tickets: Book through the website or email

Body Lengths, Leisel Jones signing

Tuesday 13 October
Date: 13 October
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Dymocks Indooroopilly, Shop 3013, Level 3, Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Road

Body Lengths, Leisel Jones lunch

Wednesday 14 October
Time: 12:00 midday
Venue: Grandview Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland Point
Tickets: Book via

The Eighties book launch at University House

Tuesday 27 October
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: University House, ANU, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT 2601
Tickets: Free, bookings TBC

Anna Krien will be a guest of the 2015 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Please see the program for details about her events.

Wednesday 28 October


The Professionals by Stephen Mills has won the Henry Mayer Book Prize for Australian Politics.

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey, Net Needle by Robert Adamson and Waiting for the Past by Les Murray have been shortlisted in the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards.

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey has been shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize in the 2015 Tasmanian Premier's Literary Prizes.

Laurinda by Alice Pung has been shortlisted for a 2015 Gold Inky Award.

Book club notes are now available to download for Night Games by Anna Krien and The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally.

Morry Schwartz has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to ideas and publishing.

Anna Krien has won the Best New Writer Award at the 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards.