Books

Fiction

Straight Jacket

Straight Jacket

by Adrian Deans
Straight Jacket is a genre-twisting crime novel which rollicks along at a breakneck pace. Unnerving, yet witty and compelling Straight Jacket has a bizarre premise, original plot twists and dialogue that crackles like a Tarantino movie. It will have Adrian Deans mentioned in the same breath as Irvine Welsh and Bret Easton Ellis.

Non-fiction

Circle to Circle: a journey through the Americas and beyond

Circle to Circle: a journey through the Americas and beyond

by Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix
Plenty of retirees take a holiday. When Brian Rix retired after 36 years as a policeman in Victoria rather than hitching up the caravan, he put his wife, journalist Shirley Hardy-Rix, on the back of his motorcycle and headed off for a ride.

Political Cartoons

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014

edited by Russ Radcliffe
Started in 2003, Best Australian Political Cartoons is not just a collection, more an alternative and subversive pictorial history — an indispensable annual guide to Australian politics and society in this election year.

Dirt Files: A Decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons

Dirt Files: A Decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons

edited by Russ Radcliffe
Based on the bestselling annual Best Australian Political Cartoons series, Dirt Files features over 400 of the finest political cartoons to have appeared in Australia from 2003 to 2012, and provides a vivid collective account of a particularly fractious decade.

Petty’s Parallel Worlds

Petty’s Parallel Worlds

by Bruce Petty
For nearly half a century Bruce Petty’s anarchic and brilliantly incisive art has enlivened the pages of our newspapers and magazines. This rich compilation — much of it previously unpublished and edited by Russ Radcliffe — showcases the range of Petty’s artistic styles as well as his intellectual and moral concerns.