Publishers of books that change lives

News & Events

Alan Sampson wins 2015 Finch Memoir Prize

Alan Sampson has won the 2015 Finch Memoir Prize for his book Schools of Fish. When Finch Publishing Manager Samantha Miles phoned Alan Sampson to congratulate him on winning the Finch Memoir Prize, he couldn’t quite believe it despite being the author of three previously published education titles. Alan, a ...Read More

Shortlist for the Finch Memoir Prize 2015

The Finch Memoir Prize winner for 2015 will be announced on Wednesday 20 May at the Sydney Writers Festival. This year's entry was once again very strong and showed the depth of talented writers in Australia. Congratulations to everyone who completed and entered a manuscript. A shortlist as well as ...Read More


Ten Questions with Lana Penrose

Care For Kids published a feature 22 April on depression, especially as it affects mums. It included this Q&A with Lana Penrose, depression survivor and author of The Happiness Quest: 1. Tell us about yourself in 10 words or less I'm an everyday human being doing her best to care ...Read More

Would you recognise the symptoms of exercise addiction?

One of the five key signs is that you have to exercise every day to feel normal. To discover the rest, read Kasey Edwards full article in Daily Life, in which she chats to Vanessa Alford. [caption id="attachment_1240" align="alignleft" width="150"] Vanessa Alford[/caption] Vanessa wrote her memoir Fit not Healthy after ...Read More


Aussie spirit of inclusiveness reflected in friendship across cultural divide

from Michael Nest “A Pygmy from Congo and an Aussie bloke???”. I saw this doubt flicker across people’s faces when I told them about my collaboration with Isaac on writing his memoir. To some extent their instinct was right: a rapport, often coming from shared experience, is an essential part ...Read More

Depression survivors chat

Bianca Dye and Lana Penrose chat about overcoming depression and finding happiness in this i98fm interview ...Read More