Hybrid Publishers has been publishing high quality books since 1998 – covering a broad range of titles by well known and new authors, including business and legal texts, books on personal development and health, history, memoirs, Judaica, stories of Indigenous Australia and a small amount of fiction and poetry. Hybrid does not publish children's or YA (Young Adult) books. YA titles are published separately under the Ford Street imprint, only from commissioned authors.
"This outstanding book breaks new ground in being the first comprehensive study of Italian-Australian life writing. John Gatt-Rutter's account of this immensely rich and culturally salient field strikes just the right balance between scholarly sophistication and accessibility for the general reader. The Bilingual Cockatoo guides us deftly through complex terrain but also allows the texts of Italian-Australian life writing to speak vividly for themselves." Prof. Richard FreadmanLearn More
Invitation: A READING AT ‘READINGS’! A special event where Clare Bowditch sings and Howard reads from his new book, at Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Thursday 22 May 2014 at 6.30 pm.
All welcome. No charge.
Carrots and Jaffas tells the story of two red-headed identical twins whose oneness is ruptured when one of them is kidnapped. Their startling intimacy is both a strength and a fault line in their being, and once separated, their individuality emerges. In the course of this exhilarating domestic tale set in Melbourne and the Flinders Ranges, the reader encounters the twins' parents – emotional, scripture-quoting Luisa and calm Bernard – as well as two remarkable storytellers, Doc, an eccentric outback doctor and Greta, an Aboriginal elder. Trauma is followed by recovery through the unexpected agency of story and ‘country’ (in the Australian Aboriginal meaning of that term).Learn More
Life is short, too short. In the grand scheme of the universe, you only have half a second to live – half a second to pursue your dreams, live fully, and succeed. You don’t have a moment to lose!Learn More
Matthew has 20 years of international experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, and success psychology. He has established boards that include former heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs, and has a track record of starting businesses from scratch and selling them for tens of millions of dollars.
"Life in Half a Second is a powerful book in every way. Read the first chapter to see what I mean.” Andrew Griffiths, International Best Selling Author
See Matthew interviewed on 'Today Tonight':
"This, the poet’s first full-length collection, demonstrates consummate skill in painting metaphor." Marissa Ker http://plumwoodmountain.com/marissa-ker-reviews-removing-the-kimono/
"Removing the Kimono is a book of intense honesty, recorded thought and experience. It’s an irresistibly attractive collection which I believe, will be long admired by everyone who reads it." Michael Sharkey, Cordite Poetry Review. Read the whole review: http://cordite.org.au/reviews/sharkey-carson/
“Informed by a passionate attentiveness, Carson's poetic journey through grief and memory takes her deeper into the heart of life; honouring and celebration are the keynotes of this volume.” Diane FaheyLearn More
How do displaced people rediscover themselves in each new land they call home? Listen to Gabrielle Gouch's interview about her new book on 2SER. (Starts at 12.00-17.55 then 22.50-27.40.)
'A very interesting book with some great observations, and some lovely turns of phrase.' Sue Terry, Whispering Gums http://whisperinggums.com/2013/12/12/gabrielle-gouch-once-only-the-swallows-were-free-review/
'The book is an exceptional read. It spans a significant historical period of post World War II Transylvania/Romania and Israel. Gabrielle's writing vivdly captures critical details of her life and experiences enriching the reader with insights few have touched on before. The read was most enjoyable, the content insightful and the experience transporting. Highly recommended.' AnitaLearn More