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Q & A with Simon Chapman, author of Quit Smoking Weapons of Mass Destruction

Portrait image of Simon Chapman
Simon Chapman AO is Emeritus Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney where he ran public health advocacy and tobacco control courses...

Q & A with Roger Osborne, author of The Life of Such is Life

Q & A with Roger Osborne, author of The Life of Such is Life
The version of Such is Life that established Joseph Furphy’s reputation as the "father of the Australian novel" was published in 1903 and was much shorter than the version he mailed to his editor in 1897. In The Life of Such is Life, Roger Osborne explores the differences between the published versions and Furphy's original manuscript. We asked Roger a few questions about his experience working on this book.

Q & A with Richard Horsburgh and Siaoman Yen, editors of South Flows the Pearl

Q & A with Richard Horsburgh and Siaoman Yen, editors of South Flows the Pearl
Mavis Yen was born in Perth in 1916, the daughter of a Chinese father and an Australian mother. She lived in both countries and understood what it ...

Q & A with Peter Charles Gibson, author of Made in Chinatown

Q & A with Peter Charles Gibson, author of Made in Chinatown

Peter Charles Gibson’s Made in Chinatown was published in March this year. The book delves into a little-known aspect of Australia’s past: its hundreds of Chinese furniture factories. We caught up with Peter to ask him a few questions about his motivations for writing the book, its significance and his writing process.

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Year of the Tiger

As the Lunar New Year starts, we welcome our newest book in the China and the West in the Modern World series

South Flows the Pearl: Chinese Australian Voices tells the stories of families who lived between China and Australia in the 20th century.

2022 and holiday closure

We wish all our readers, authors and colleagues a relaxing break and a very happy new year. The SUP office will be closed from 24 December and reop...

Q & A with the authors of Buying and Selling the Poor

Siobhan O’Sullivan, Michael McGann, and Mark Considine are authors of Buying and Selling the Poor: Inside Australia’s Privatised Welfare-to-Work Market, a new book in the Public and Social Policy series, which traces the impacts of marketisation and reform in Australia's welfare-to-work system.

The SUP store is coming back!

The SUP online store will be reopening on Monday 1 November 2021. 

There may be delays between orders and delivery, but we will keep customers aware of when their items have shipped and are likely to arrive. 

Open Access Week 2021

Monday 25 October marks the start of Open Access Week 2021 and this year the theme is: “It matters how we open knowledge:  building structural equity”.

Head over to Open Access Australasia to peruse the program for this year. There will be a broad range of speakers and panellists featured, sure to inspire and lead to many thoughtful conversations and constructive ideas.

Australian Reading Hour

Australian Reading Hour
Australian Reading Hour explores the role of reading in transforming lives and shaping our sense of identity, belonging and understanding – as individuals and as a community. Here's what we'll be reading this Australian Reading Hour. 

Celebrating History Week 2021: “From the ground up”

Celebrating History Week 2021: “From the ground up”

Happy History Week! The History Council of NSW has curated a fantastic line-up of activities exploring this year’s theme: “History: from the ground up.” If you’re looking for your next history read, here are some recent and forthcoming highlights from the SUP list (you can explore many more on our website).

Q & A with Denise Varney, author of Patrick White’s Theatre

Colour photograph of two actors in a 21st century production of Patrick White's The Ham Funeral.

Denise Varney is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches Australian theatre and performance, and modern and contemporary drama. Her new book, Patrick White’s Theatre: Australian Modernism on Stage, 1960–2018, explores how White’s plays have been staged and received over a period of 60 years, and offers a new analysis of his place in wider Australian modernist and theatrical traditions.

Image: a production of The Ham Funeral by Patrick White, State Theatre Company of South Australia.