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.
This ebook brings together two of Lurie’s novels, the comic Rappaport, which focuses on a day in the life of a young Melbourne antique dealer and his immature friend, Friedlander, and Rappaport's Revenge where the characters, transplanted to London, are further chronicled. These are followed by several short stories: “Rappaport Lays an Egg”, “The Death of Rappaport”, “Dirty Friends”, “Rappaport Dragged Over the Coals,” “Rappaport Takes Lunch”, and “Rappaport and Friedlander Meet in Heaven”.
Lurie has been compared with acclaimed American Jewish writers such as Philip Roth, Saul Bellow and Woody Allen. Morris Lurie died on 8 October 2014. His unique voice will be sorely missed.Learn More
Now also available as an ebook!
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
“Apart from this present compilation, then, there appear to be no collections of verse-letters written by men in the personas of women since Ovid’s Heroides. I found this quite surprising, because to my accomplished literary taste, such a verse-letter has a number of quite useful qualities, all of which I’ve drawn upon for the letters and diary-entries and reports that I’ve retrospectively placed in the hands of some exceptional Australian women.”Learn More
– Timoshenko Aslanides
Great interview with Ian Henschke, 891 ABC Adelaide.
Hear Howard's interview in Broome: https://soundcloud.com/abcwa/a-tale-of-twins-from-story-teller-howard-goldenberg
Howard reading from Chapter 1 at an event with Clare Bowditch:
Book club questions – click on Flyer under 'Learn More'.
Carrots and Jaffas tells the story of two red-headed identical twins whose oneness is ruptured when one of them is kidnapped. Their startling intimacy is both a strength and a fault line in their being, and once separated, their individuality emerges.Learn More
"Miller's book should be read by all those who feel there is something awry with professional sport – and especially by all those who don't." – Scott McQuire, Associate Professor, School of Communications and Culture, University of Melbourne
How has sport, the happy games of childhood, become branded as an endless competition of ‘winning’ and ‘losing’? Why is the public apparently ‘unperturbed’ with humiliating so many people? It can ‘cost’ five thousand ‘losers’ to produce one ‘winner’ – sport, a ‘weapon of mass destruction’.
Read David Parkin on "Will to Win":
"As a committed player, coach, sport scientist, administrator, and media commentator who has lived his life off/through sport in a total sense, your book really did challenge me like never before.
Your arguments are extremely powerful. Short, sharp sentences constantly evoked my curiosity. Numerous inward debates on a multitude of specific issues, became the norm. I wanted to argue a more positive view (my personal experience) re the 'good of sport' – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially, but almost in every instance, failed! Having sat on the AFL Research Board for the best part of the past two decades, as we allocated considerable money in an attempt to make our game more fun/enjoyable to watch and play, easier to umpire, and safer for the participants (in the broadest sense), I now wonder if our efforts have been somewhat misguided!?
My overall conclusion is that your book needs to be compulsory reading for all those who study for, and hope to work in, both recreational and professional sporting environments. Teachers, recreationalists, coaches, sport scientists, sport developers and sport managers need to be exposed to your thinking. The debate which starts with children's play/games, and ends (even though there is no end) in the world of professional sporting competition, needs to be had."
—David Parkin OAM
"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.Learn More
Read SMH review: The world that conspires against the older artist
Thirty stories in the incomparably distinctive voice of the author whose publishing career started with the comic novel Rappaport. One story starts with “I won a house in a lottery”, and proceeds to career seemingly out of control – except it isn’t. Other stories open in equally startling fashion.Learn More