• Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years, by Robert Dean Lurie, offers the most detailed account to date of the band’s formative years, with previously undocumented stories that cast a fresh light on their story.

  • Our Dark Passage imprint is reissuing the novels of this Australian queen of crime. Next up is The Devil's Caress (1952), a psychological thriller worthy of Daphne du Maurier.


  • Dig, David Nichols's brilliant history of Australian rock and pop music 1960–85. From the Missing Links to the Triffids by way of the Bee Gees, Easybeats, Skyhooks, AC/DC, and many more, cult heroes as well as international stars, these 600 pages cover the territory with Nichols's unique wit and flair.

  • Buried Country, Clinton Walker's fascinating, loving account of Aboriginal country music, has been revised and updated, and is finally getting its due as a groundbreaking work of music and social history.

  • The Big Whatever, the latest instalment of Peter Doyle's award-winning crime fiction series featuring Billy Glasheen, Sydney's most irresistible crook.

  • Lost Joy, collecting Camden Joy's rants, manifestoes, and stories from the 90s – he kickstarted a new style of writing about music in fiction and criticism

  • Arthur Nersesian's neo-noir Manhattan crime novel, Gladyss of the Hunt


  • Now Is the Time to Invent, an anthology of writing and photography drawn from the pages of cult 80s/90s music zine Puncture