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.
“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
Shortlisted for 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards!
What happens when a headstrong Australian girl meets a charming older Italian man? Vivien was brought up in country Victoria with dreams of becoming a singer, but was trapped in a disastrous early marriage; Eliseo grew up in a small village in Abruzzo and suffered through the Second World War.Learn More
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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
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
"This outstanding book breaks new ground in being the first comprehensive study of Italian-Australian life writing. John Gatt-Rutter's account of this immensely rich and culturally salient field strikes just the right balance between scholarly sophistication and accessibility for the general reader. The Bilingual Cockatoo guides us deftly through complex terrain but also allows the texts of Italian-Australian life writing to speak vividly for themselves." Prof. Richard FreadmanLearn More
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
Very sad to hear of Rosemary's passing: obituary Rosemary Raiche
To read Bruce Dawe's review, click on Learn More (below) then Flyer.
"For those who know Rosemary Raiche only as a poet or only as an artist, The Link Road will come as a wonderful surprise. Here she combines words and images to produce something that is much greater than the sum of both halves.
"Rosemary’s love of animals, sensitive perceptions of the natural world and meditations on the human condition come to us through the vivid colours and subtle contours of her art, perfectly matched with her poetic deployments of word, image and line. This is a gem of a book, one to treasure and reread."Learn More
– Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Book launch: Tuesday 15 July at The God's Café, Arts Centre, Union Court, Australian National University, Canberra, commencing 7.30pm.
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