Hybrid Publishers, based in Melbourne, Australia, publishes high quality books covering a broad range of titles by well known and new authors, including business and legal texts, books on personal development and health, history, memoirs, Judaica, stories of Indigenous Australia and a small amount of fiction and poetry. Hybrid does not publish children's or YA (Young Adult) books, science fiction or fantasy. YA titles are published separately under the Ford Street imprint, only from commissioned authors.
Hybrid Publishers commenced operations on 17 August 1998, founded by Louis de Vries, who was previously involved in publishing with the Education Department, and the Victorian and Commonwealth Government Printers. He was joined by Anna Blay in 2008 in the role of Managing Editor. In the years since commencing operations, Hybrid Publishers (as befits its name) has published a broad range of over 200 titles in various genres.
… a 'must read' for any aspiring leader… a treasure trove of invaluable insights into effective leadership.
—Laurie Wilson: President, National Press Club
We ask much of our leaders and blame them for ay failure to order the world to our liking. Yet many of us are reluctant to engage, preferring to disparage leaders as a class apart, a quarrelsome lot and overpaid to boot—the useful butt of barbecue humour. Will we engage better with the next generation of leaders? Will they conduct a kinder, gentler national conversation? In this book, 36 Australian voices—both early achievers and the venerable from across the political and social landscape—offer fresh ideas and timeless wisdom for people entering public life.
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Robbed of Every Blessing is a dark tale set in Ireland and Van Diemen’s Land in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. The title is taken from a traditional song about transportation to the island.
Maurice O’Dwyer, a young Irishman, considers the lifeless body of an English tithe-collector slain under a rain-filled sky. From that moment it seems his fate is sealed: he and his young simpleton brother, Padraig, are exiled to Australia, An Astráil, to the convict-filled island of Van Diemen’s Land – leaving behind his love, his land, and his liberty. However, in the bush Maurice discovers that there are allies in the most unlikely of places.
"… a multilayered book written with a deep sympathy for ordinary people coping with the collision of very different worlds" —Jeff SparrowLearn More
Never one to shy away from controversy, Abramovich’s thought-provoking collection of essays and intelligent writings are sure to arouse heated discussion. Mercilessly tackling everything from Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rants, The Holocaust, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and the UN’s anti-Israel stance, Flashpoints offers unique perspectives on Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Jewish world. Whether you agree with him or not, one thing is certain: Abramovich’s pieces will lead you on a journey of exploration and reflection, challenging what many people hold true about topics that are as relevant today as ever.
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"An engaging and often funny story …' Read the Age review.
A rusted wok; a rooster’s feather; a battered cricket bat; World War II medals; a Vietnam Moratorium badge. Why are these things so precious to Beth?
The war in Afghanistan is entering its eighth year. Beth has been living in her father’s house, looking after him, waiting for him to die. And now the wretched old man is finally dead and she must clear out the contents of the house ready for sale … but Beth is a hoarder. Parting with anything at all is agony for her. For Martha, a professional clutter buster and ruthless neat freak, throwing things out is easy – some say, too easy.
"A beautifully written, compassionate book that deals with some of our deepest vulnerabilities: loss, grief, change and moving on. The use of metaphor to provide the foundation of the story is very cleverly achieved. I recommend this book for those who enjoy very human, deeply personal stories that resonate with shared experience." —Chris ‘Intrepid’ Allen, authorLearn More
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This book has been getting a tonne of press, has had marvellously successful launches across the country, and was picked up on ABC Radio.
'Thoroughly researched and superbly written, Let My People Go is a revealing and important account of human achievement against the odds.'
-- Ross Fitzgerald, Weekend Australian April 4-5, 2015, p. 22
For 50 years, until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the Soviet Union ran a campaign of repression, imprisonment, political trials and terror against its 3 million Jews. In Australia, political leaders and the Jewish community contributed significantly to the international protest movement which eventually triumphed over Moscow’s tyranny and led to the modern Exodus of Soviet Jews to Israel and other countries.
Lipski and Rutland make this largely unknown Australian story come alive with a combination of passion, personal experience and ground-breaking research.Learn More
"Never mind the city; Frederick Street is in crisis, with adultery, drug use, casual sex, pornography, self-harm, neglect, and unauthorised building work." Read more at artgazemagazine
An exposé of contemporary life seen from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy. Shaun, a country boy, is orphaned after a bushfire and must now live in the city where he meets many lonely, mixed-up residents. Can his world of benign nature and theirs of dispirited culture, be reconciled? It is a story of polarities: the country and the city; nature and culture; the material and the digital; the spirit and the flesh; lost faith and renewed hope.
Review in PS News: Award-winning artist and writer Hollingworth has vividly used his love of the bush to highlight concerns about damage to mother earth and our faith. http://bit.ly/1HlTV50Learn More