What we publish
We publish a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, with authors including Alex Miller
, Andrew McGahan
, Christos Tsiolkas
, Wendy Harmer
, Kate Morton
and Jodi Picoult
. In addition to publishing thrillers and fantasy titles, we also have one of the leading crime fiction lists, with writers such as Michael Connelly
, Peter Corris
, Leigh Redhead
, Kerry Greenwood
, Barry Maitland
and Minette Walters
Each year Allen & Unwin administers The Australian/Vogel's Award, in conjunction with the Vogel Bread company and The Australian newspaper, for the best manuscript by a writer under the age of 35. Winners have included Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Andrew McGahan and Stefan Laszczuk.
General non fiction
We have a broad-ranging non-fiction list covering topics of worldwide interest through to those dealing exclusively with Australia. All titles can be found on this website. We are proud to publish leading Australian and international authors including Noam Chomsky
, Clive Hamilton
, Stephanie Dowrick
, Ross Gittins, Robyn Williams, Chris Masters
, Paul McGeough
, Tom Keneally and Christopher Hitchens. We occasionally publish sponsored histories and corporate titles.
Our principal areas of general non-fiction publishing are:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Academic and professional books
Allen & Unwin has a strong Australian and Asia-Pacific academic and professional publishing program which includes the work of many of the region's leading scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Sciences.
Some of Allen & Unwin's best-known academic authors include: Bain Attwood, Richard Broome, Raewyn Connell, Stuart Cunningham, Glyn Davis, Graeme Davison, Janis Fook, Elizabeth Grosz, Clive Hamilton, Bob Lingard, Stuart Macintyre, John Mulvaney, Henry Reynolds, Amanda Sinclair, Graeme Turner, Yoland Wadsworth, Rob Watts and Mark Wahlqvist.
Allen & Unwin publishes textbooks, professional reference books, study skill guides, monographs and a range of other types of academic books dealing with Australian and international issues.
For a detailed list of the academic and professional subject areas in which Allen & Unwin publishes, please visit our Professional & Reference home page
Our children's list is one of the best in Australia. We publish across a wide range, including:
- Picture books
- Children's fiction
- Young adult fiction
Many of our books are award winners, and we enjoy great popularity and high acclaim both in Australia and throughout the world.
Our many talented authors and illustrators include:
Picture books - Ron Brooks & Margaret Wild, Anna Fienberg & Kim Gamble, Roland Harvey, Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester, Gregory Rogers, Drahos Zak
Children’s fiction - Terry Denton, Odo Hirsch, Elizabeth Honey, Martine Murray, Meme McDonald & Boori Pryor, Nury Vittachi, Adeline Yen Mah
Young adult fiction - Judith Clarke, Ursula Dubosarsky, Steven Herrick, Joanne Horniman, Catherine Jinks, Barry Jonsberg, Margo Lanagan, Maureen McCarthy, Kirsty Murray, Garth Nix
Non-fiction - John Nicholson, Nadia Wheatley