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Little Books On Audio: Volume One

Little Books On Audio: Volume One

by Nikki GemmellJohn Birmingham Don Watson and others

CD-Audio Publication Date: 01/06/2020

RRP  $39.95 $35.75
The 'On' series - little books on big ideas - pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.

This collection includes:

On Us by Mark Scott: Stop. Listen. Step outside the echo chamber.
On Father by John Birmingham: A son's homage to his father.
On Travel by Tony Wheeler: The more you travel, the more extraordinary the world becomes.
On Lust and Longing by Blanche d'Alpuget: Here are the raw and timeless themes of the power and powerlessness inherent to lust, love, loss and death.
On Indignation by Don Watson: Don Watson takes us on a journey of indignation and how it has been expressed in his forebears.
On Violence by Natasha Stott Despoja: Why is violence against women endemic and how do we stop it?
En Garde by Sarah Hanson-Young: In the era of wolf-whistle politics, women are sick of being degraded.
On Quiet by Nikki Gemmell: International bestselling author Nikki Gemmell writes on the power of quiet in today's shouty world.
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Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell is the bestselling author of seven novels and four works of non-fiction for adults, and two novels for children. Her work has received international critical acclaim and been translated into many languages.

In France she's been described as a female Jack Kerouac, in Australia as one of the most original and engaging authors of her generation and in the US as one of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time.

Nikki is currently a columnist for the Weekend Australian's Saturday magazine, and a Friday regular on the Today programme in Australia. Born in Wollongong, Australia, Nikki lived in London for many years but has now returned to Australia with her family.

John Birmingham

John Birmingham is the author of the cult classic He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, the award-winning history Leviathan, and the trilogy comprising Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1, Designated Targets: World War 2.2 and Final Impact: World War 2.3.

His latest novel is Without Warning. Between writing books he contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines on topics as diverse as biotechnology and national security.

Before becoming a writer he began his working life as research officer with the Defence Department's Office of Special Clearance and Records.

Don Watson

Don Watson's Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister, won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year.

His Quarterly Essay, Rabbit Syndrome : Australia and America won the Alfred Deakin Essay Prize. Death Sentence, his best-selling book about the decay of public language won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year 2003.

Watson's Dictionary of Weason Words, another best-seller, was published in 2004. His most recent book American Journeys won the Age Non-Fiction and Book of the Year Awards in 2008. It also won the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction.

Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja is the founding chair of Our Watch (the foundation to End Violence Against Women and their Children). She was Australia's Global Ambassador for Women and Girls, an Australian Democrats senator from 1995 to 2008, and leader of the party between 2001 and 2002.

Mark Scott

Mark Scott is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and has a distinguished record in public service, education and the media. Initially a teacher and education policy adviser, Mark enjoyed a long career in journalism. He was Editor-in-Chief of Fairfax newspapers and then Managing Director of the ABC from 2006 to 2016.

Tony Wheeler

A trek along Asia's 'hippie trail' in 1972 led to Tony and Maureen Wheeler creating travel publisher Lonely Planet, and to the New York Times describing him as 'the trailblazing patron saint of the world's backpackers and adventure travelers'.

Wheeler has been involved with the Planet Wheeler Foundation's work on more than fifty projects in the developing world and the establishment of Melbourne's Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas.

Sarah Hanson-Young

In 2007 Sarah Hanson-Young became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Australian parliament. With over a decade in politics as a Greens Senator, Sarah is now a leading voice for progressive change. She lives in the Adelaide Hills with her optimistic eleven-year-old daughter, Kora.

Blanche d'Alpuget

Blanche d'Alpuget is the author of seven books, including four novels—Monkeys in the Dark (1980), Turtle Beach (1981), Winter in Jerusalem (1986) and White Eye (1993).

These works won a number of literary prizes including the PEN Golden Jublilee Award, The Age Novel of the Year Award, the South Australian Premier's Award and the Australasian Prize for Commonwealth Literature. d'Alpuget's Mediator: A Biography of Sir Richard Kirby was published in 1977 to critical acclaim.

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