Best Non-Fiction of 2012
Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business
Working for Rudd, James paints a colourful picture of the machinations of government, and shows how far the party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's...
Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream
Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is...
Money Shot: A Journey into Porn and Censorship
Money Shot: a journey into porn and censorship focuses on the 'hot button' issues in the censorship debate today, from the implications of the internet revolution to arguments about 'raunch culture' and its effects. Author from...
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
A unique portrait of the life and death of a totemic writer - who inspired a generation
As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Diaries 1964-1980
Offering insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's, this title chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her...
Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East
Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. But as the child of migrants, he's also curious about how...
Living, Thinking, Looking
A dazzling collection of essays by the bestselling author of What I Loved - thought-provoking, engaging, illuminating reflections on what it means to be human.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...
The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays
Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works --a new book that confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel.
Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals
In this dazzling piece of reportage, Anna Krien investigates the contemporary animal kingdom and our place in it. From pets to food, from wildness to science experiments, Krien also reveals how animals are faring in this new world...
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