As Mungo MacCallum said last week, ‘At a time when all kinds of publishing in Australia are under threat, either from the internet or from monopoly interests, the continued survival of magazines like Overland becomes ever more critical. With its long tradition of genuine culture, support for new writers and providing alternative viewpoints, Overland is a standout in an increasingly predictable literary and political landscape. Vive la difference.’
Today we’re hoping to entice our non-fiction readers to subscribe using the impressively large number of books publishers generously donated for Subscriberthon. Everyone (yes, even those who win a spot prize) who subscribes today will go in the running to win:
Non-fiction bundle 1
Here on Earth, Tim Flannery (Text), The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart (MUP), Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls, Boyd Anderson (UQP), The Globalized Woman, Christa Wichterich (Spinifex), plus more books from Spinifex Press, ASP, re.press and Clouds of Magellan.
Non-fiction bundle 2
The Erotic Engine, Patchen Barss (UQP), Rainbow Pie, Joe Bageant (Scribe), The Making of Modern Australia, William McInnes (Hodder), Unmaking War Remaking Men, Kathleen Barry (Spinifex), plus even more books from Scribe, Macmillan, ASP and re.press.
Non-fiction bundle 3
C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to Democracy, Jeff Sharlet (UQP), Little Books on Big Themes, Barrie Kosky, David Malouf, Germaine Greer, Blanche d’Alpuget (MUP), Eco-sufficiency & Global Justice, Ariel Sallah (Spinifex), Lost on Earth, Steve Crombie (Macmillan), and still more books from MUP, Macmillan, re.press and ASP.
Non-fiction bundle 4 (the Vulgar Press edition) All Along the Watchtower, the new book of memoirs by anti-war activist Michael Hyde; Sandy Jeff’s acclaimed book about mental illness, Flying with Paper Wings; Jeff Sparrow and Jill Sparrow’s Radical Melbourne 2; Maroon and Blue, the history of the Fitzroy Football Club, Into the Mainstream, Tom O’Lincoln’s history of the Communist Party of Australia; Rebel Women, a collection of essays on gender and class; and Class Act, the history of Melbourne Workers’ Theatre.
Here’s some thinking music while you search for your credit card:
Stay tuned for scintillating guest posts from literary luminaries Alison Croggon and Jennifer Mills.