• Full of lacerating dialogue and typically sharp character portraits

    R&R

    Written with a brilliant, concise wit and brutal, uncompromising insight, "R&R" is a startlingly original portrait of men and war in the twilight zone behind the front, a searing study of the violence that we do to others, and ourselves.

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  • 'A bloody good read!' - John Robbins, D Company, 6 RAR, Long Tan veteran

    The Nashos' War

    The previously untold story of the Australian Vietnam draft. Meticulously researched, based on interviews with over 150 surviving nashos, this definitive account is honest, incisive and thoroughly thought-provoking.

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  • Winner of the Ned Kelly Award

    KING OF THE CROSS

    Violently funny, subversive and addictive, "King of the Cross" is a dazzling novel that explores the criminal world of Jacob Mendoza: legendary Godfather of Kings Cross who for more than four decades was Australia's most powerful and notorious crime figure.

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  • Shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize

    SPIRIT HOUSE

    A bittersweet story of Burma, Bondi Beach and broken lives, "Spirit House" is funny, wise, disturbing and deeply moving, written by the award-winning author of "King of the Cross".

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  • The best ANZAC writing of World War One

    FROM THE TRENCHES

    "From the Trenches" is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting.

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  • The ANZACs in their own words

    Australian War Writing

    From the cliffs of Gallipoli, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, Australia's short history has been punctuated by war. We define ourselves through our relationship to the battlefield - mateship, courage under fire, larrikinism - but few of us have been firsthand witnesses to these scenes.

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