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, science fiction or fantasy. 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
Hear Howard interviewed on Raf Epstein's program, 774 Drive, on 15 April, and an interview with Phillip Adams, Late Night Live, Radio National on 17 April at 10.35pm.
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':
NEW EVENT! Hear Gabrielle Gouch speak on 29 April 2014 at 6.30pm at Sutherland Library.
Read the Q&A at goodreading magazine
'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
Shortlisted for 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards!
What happens when a headstrong Australian girl meets a charming older Italian man? Vivien was brought up in country Victoria with dreams of becoming a singer, but was trapped in a disastrous early marriage; Eliseo grew up in a small village in Abruzzo and suffered through the Second World War.Learn More
Like on Facebook
Also available as an ebook!
Carole Lethbridge video
'A brave, beautiful and courageous woman in the prime of her life, has bared her soul about a rotten childhood, and her lifelong search for love and affection. I shed many tears while reading the chapter on her formative years. I was in awe of her resilience as she educated herself, as well as raising and providing for her young family. I got angry at the men she became involved with, especially the many losers along the way. I laughed out loud at the descriptions of everyday life in the mountain village. Carole, you are an inspiration.' D.W.
Online Dating After Sixty is the story of an emotional journey by an aging woman who still wants love and sex in her life and who is desperately trying to hold on to her long hair, her good looks and her youthful figure.
Read Carole's blog: http://onlinedatingaftersixty.blogspot.com.au/
Listen to Carole with Waleed Aly on Radio NationalLearn More
Now available as an ebook!
Listen to Sue Millliken on 720 ABC Perth with Geoff Hutchison
"This is an especially sane and generous book, lucidly written, and shot through with a fine sense of comedy. All students of the movie business – meaning principally commercial feature-films – should read it.“ Sylvia Lawson
Sue Milliken is a legend in the Australian film industry. She was at the forefront of the 1970s film renaissance, producing classics such as The Odd Angry Shot and The Fringe Dwellers, and was one of the first women in Australia to achieve prominence as a producer.Learn More
A biography of Lonek Lew, the author’s father, told through the lives of over twenty people he was friendly or associated with, a number of whom were historical figures. Using his father’s clear and detailed accounts of his life in pre-war Poland, the Holocaust and his colourful life in Melbourne, as well as personal meetings and memories, the author assembles portraits of extraordinary people living through extraordinary events.
The book is an important work, substantially researched, and written with great empathy. It makes for compelling reading, highlighting European anti-semitism, the Jewish refugee and survival story, and the resilience of human nature in rebuilding lives after devastating experiences. Professor Suzanne Rutland OAM, Professor of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social, Sciences, University of Sydney.
Listen to Harry Lew talking about Jan Karski on Radio National Breakfast hereLearn More