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Category Archives: Allen and Unwin


Announcing: KYD YA Championship!

Image: Shutterhacks We’re extremely excited to announce that between July 30 – August 17 we will be hosting the KYD YA Championship! At KYD we love YA fiction. Some of our favourite memories of our young reading lives involve characters from favourite YA books or curling up … Read more »

Anytime, anywhere? Reviewing Penguin and A&U digital shorts

With the ubiquity of smartphones and e-readers, and the wealth of content available to us – from podcasts to video on demand – it was inevitable that publishers would publish (and require) more from writers. To appease the busy, mobile and insatiable e-masses, following on from similar … Read more »

‘Every now and then the city shook its soul out': Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin [review]

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (Allen and Unwin) ISBN: 978-1-4088-0118-5 RRP: $32.99 It is August 1974, and at the bottom of the World Trade Centre, birds are being scooped into zip lock bags, so ‘dazzled by the building’s lights, they crashed into the glass’. It has just been constructed; … Read more »

Review: AC Grayling’s Thinking of Answers

A C Grayling Thinking of Answers Bloomsbury Publishing (Allen and Unwin) $35 (hardback) 978 1 4088 0598 5 Despite its unimaginative title, A C Grayling’s collection of philosophical essays, Thinking of Answers, is a thoughtful and a thought-provoking book. Grayling – a professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck … Read more »