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It’s extremely busy and exciting year at ANU Press so far! 
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Dear readers,

It’s extremely busy and exciting year at ANU Press so far! We’ve published 44 titles, bringing our current total to 812 published titles, and expect to publish another 11 titles before the Christmas shut down.

The Press continues to experience a huge response to its publications, with a record 2.3 million downloads so far this year. We would like to thank our authors for continuing to provide the Press with such compelling and engaging publications and for all the work you do in promoting your titles.

In-house we have been working on several unique titles due to publish late 2018 and early 2019. Atlas of Butterflies and Diurnal Moths in the Monsoon Tropics of Northern Australia is the only reference offering an up-to-date comprehensive atlas of the butterflies and diurnal moths in the Top End and Kimberley regions of the Australian Monsoon Tropics of northern Australia. Illustrated with more than 250 dynamic full-colour photographs, it is sure to be one of our biggest and most beautiful titles.

Atlas of Butterflies and Diurnal Moths in the Monsoon Tropics of Northern Australia

Another exciting title we are working on is the Rosalie Gascoigne: The Catalogue Raisonné. This is a superb publication about an important artist whose work is highly regarded in the canon of Australian art. This is the first art catalogue produced by ANU Press and the Press’ designer, Teresa, has truly outdone herself with the stunning layout and design for this book.

Rosalie Gascoigne: The Catalogue Raisonné

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Staff News

We would like to welcome Julia Boyd to ANU Press. She joins us as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Julia’s background is in the visual arts, having recently been employed at Belconnen Arts Centre and ANU School of Art & Design.

We would also like to welcome our new intern Helen Pretorius, who is studying English Literature at ANU, and will be assisting the Press with a range of editing and administration tasks while she is with us.

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Publication Subsidy

The Publication Subsidy has now closed and will reopen in April 2019.

The Subsidy provides funds for exceptional works by eligible authors publishing through ANU Press. If your book has been accepted for publication with the Press, you may be entitled to a grant of up to $3,000 to assist with the costs of copyediting and indexing. (Note that the subsidy will not be approved for commissioning cover designs or book layout, as these services are part of ANU Press’ publication process.)

Please look out for our alerts on the ANU website for more information.

Read till it shatters

Featured Title

Read Till it Shatters
Nationalism and identity in modern Thai literature

Thak Chaloemtiarana
ISBN 9781760462260 (Print)
$48.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462277 (Online)
Published August 2018

Much of Thai literature remains in Thai only and requires the skills of a scholar fluent in Thai to comprehend it.

Thankfully, Thak Chaloemtiarana, a political scientist and avid reader of modern Thai literature, has rejuvenated the field with Read Till it Shatters, with insights into his favourite literary genres and fresh readings of early Thai novels, Sino-Thai biographies and memoirs of the rich and famous.

Taken seriously ‘read till it shatters’ is a Thai phrase that instructs readers to take apart the text, break it down and deconstruct it. Thak challenges traditional Thai literature by taking inspiration from celebrity autobiographies that he found stacked up at his local supermarket.

Thak’s passion for understanding Thai political culture introduces readers to literature of both the early twentieth century, a time of cultural and social transformation, and contemporary literature.

The book contains a broad range of essay topics, from Khwam Mai Phayabay (The Non-Vendetta), the first novel written in Thai by a Thai author in 1915, to the Thai motor-racing princes Birabongse Bhanudej and Chulachakrabongse. Read Till it Shatters brings together studies in English that connect Thai literature to themes of modernity, nationalism, identity and gender.

Download for free or purchase a hard copy from doi.org/10.22459/RS.08.2018.

Book Launches

Geoscience Australia co-launched ANU Press’ book The Australian Continent: A Geophysical Synthesis at the 2018 Australian Geoscience Council Convention. The book ‘brings to life the grandeur of Australia’s remarkable geology through the lens of geophysics’ (CEO Dr James Johnson).

The Australian Continent: A Geophysical Synthesis book launch

Popular Music, Stars and Stardom was launched at ANU School of Music in September by Dr Stephen Loy, Dr Julie Rickwood and Professor Samantha Bennett. The event focussed on a discussion of the book and its main themes surrounding the fascinations with popular music and its stars past and present.

In September, on the eve of the International Day of Peace, author John Braithwaite launched Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding across South Asia at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. The themes of this book are explored across seven South Asian societies during eight years of fieldwork.

Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding across South Asian book launch

Road Pricing and Provision: Changed Traffic Conditions Ahead, edited by Dr Michael de Percy and John Wanna and co-published by ANU Press and ANZSOG, was launched in September at the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities in Canberra. Discussions included traffic congestion, excess road damage and falling revenue from road users. These are some of the public policy challenges that road pricing reform in Australia may help to solve.

Recent Releases

China's 40 Year of Reform and Development: 1978–2018

China's 40 Year of Reform and Development: 1978–2018

Edited by Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song and Cai Fang
ISBN 9781760462246 (Print)
$95.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462253 (Online)
Published July 2018

 

Carl Strehlow’s 1909 Comparative Heritage Dictionary

Carl Strehlow’s 1909 Comparative Heritage Dictionary
An Aranda, German, Loritja and Dieri to English Dictionary with Introductory Essays

Edited by Anna Kenny
ISBN 9781760462062 (Print)
$58.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462079 (Online)
Published August 2018

Human Ecology Review: Volume 24, Number 1

Human Ecology Review: Volume 24, Number 1

ISSN 1074-4827 (Print)
$30.00 (GST inclusive)
ISSN 2204-0919 (Online)
Published September 2018

 

Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties
Displacement, belonging and citizenship among East Timorese in West Timor

By Andrey Damaledo
ISBN 9781760462369 (Print)
$50.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462376 (Online)
Published September 2018

 

Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific

Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific
Juxtaposing Harmonisation with Flexibility

Edited by Susan Corbett and Jessica Lai
ISBN 9781760462383 (Print)
$50.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462390 (Online)
Published October 2018

The Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights

The Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights
New paternalism to new imaginings

Edited by Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Maria Bargh and Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez
ISBN 9781760462208 (Print)
$53.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462215 (Online)
Published July 2018

The Australian Continent

The Australian Continent
A Geophysical Synthesis

By Brian Kennett, Richard Chopping and Richard Blewett
ISBN 9781760462468 (Print)
$70.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462475 (Online)
Published August 2018
Co-published with Geoscience Australia

 

International Review of Environmental History: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2018

International Review of Environmental History: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2018

Edited by James Beattie
ISSN 2205-3204 (Print)
$30.00 (GST inclusive)
ISSN 2205-3212 (Online)
Published September 2018

 

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 10, Number 4, 2018

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 10, Number 4, 2018

ISSN 1837-5081 (Print)
ISSN 1837-509X (Online)
Published October 2018

Road Pricing and Provision

Road Pricing and Provision
Changed traffic conditions ahead

Edited by Michael de Percy and John Wanna
ISBN 9781760462307 (Print)
$50.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462314 (Online)
Published July 2018

 

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 10, Number 3, 2018

East Asia Forum Quarterly: Volume 10, Number 3, 2018

ISSN 1837-5081 (Print)
ISSN 1837-509X (Online)
Published August 2018

 

Landlock

Landlock
Paralysing Dispute over Minerals on Adivasi Land in India

By Patrik Oaskarsson
ISBN 9781760462505 (Print)
$50.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462512 (Online)
Published September 2018

A New Rival State?

A New Rival State?
Australia in Tsarist Diplomatic Communications

Edited by Alexander Massov, Marina Pollard and Kevin Windle
ISBN 9781760462284 (Print)
$55.00 (GST inclusive)
ISBN 9781760462291 (Online)
Published October 2018

 

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