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.
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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
Just in: Saunders wins Indigenous Poetry Prize at Melbourne Writers' Festival 2014
The biennial award, run by Australian Poetry and the Scanlon Foundation, is given to a poet for the best single-author collection of Aboriginal poetry published in the past two years. The award includes a $2000 cash prize. Congratulations Brenda!
“Moments of lyrical beauty, song and poignancy sit side by side with portraits of suffering, anger and loss.Learn More
Reflections on Country, family and nurturing culture are measured by the harrow of colonisation, mining and fear. Saunders' poems are knots of memory and resilience, expressions of survival and richness.
Above all, and especially in her remarkable poems about musicians and painters, she reminds us that her art is first and foremost a deeply human utterance, to be spoken, heard and shared.” Peter Minter
Gabrielle Gouch will be appearing at the Sydney Jewish Writers' Festival, August 21-24, at Shalom College, UNSW, in a session on 'Family journeys – moving forward, looking' back on Sunday 24 August from 11:15am – 12:15pm.
'Exceptional times call for extraordinary measures and Gouch takes a complex true story and delivers an exceptional chronicle. Interwoven are the far-reaching deeds of 20th century Europe that confront ancestral love, fortuitous occasions and destiny. The resulting tapestry is a well-written treatment of ordinary lives living in remarkable times.' Read the rest of this review:
'A very interesting book with some great observations, and some lovely turns of phrase.' Sue Terry, Whispering GumsLearn More
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’.Learn More
Will to Win tries to explain why millions trek weekly to its myriad global chapels/stadia for worship, blessing and succour; how it spreads its legs across the globe, and floods daily media. And how it has the confidence to believe its ‘winners’ can teach the community how to become ‘successful’ in business and life. This book is a work of reflection by a social scientist.
The Lawrie Shears story records an important history of education in Victoria during the twentieth century. During a time of unprecedented growth, stories told in this book address emerging trends, educational philosophies and administrative practice. They explore these in relation to Shears: how they informed his performance; how they directed his endeavours; how they influenced his philosophies and shaped his policies in each of the roles he filled.
The book tells the story of schools and classrooms, teachers and students and the people who worked in the system. It traces the influence of transnational flows of knowledge, philosophies and policy. Paying homage to the contributions of Shears and other key players, it records a significant social history; identifies the roots of today’s education system and presents a platform for further research.Learn More
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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
In his powerful fifth collection, John Leonard dissects contemporary life and ideas in intense, but human, lyric poetry. This four-part collection begins with a section of meditative poems of everyday moments, often of great peace (‘the Hope and Trust of the Times’). Following a section of satires on the complacencies and delusions of our world, a section on poetry and other arts reinstates a feeling of the grounded and the valid (‘Sadness is no Longer Sad’). The final section, (‘Change beyond Change’), is a series of reflections on the end-game our society is playing with the global environment, and necessarily ends on a sombre note.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