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23/10/2017

Makers Market


Wakefield and Friends Makers Market

Join us for our very first Wakefield and Friends Makers Market on Sunday 12 November from 11 am to 3 pm

Our bookshop will be open, and we'll be offering our popular 3 for 2* special on all titles! We will have a sausage sizzle and a door prize, where you could win a box of books.

Makers include:
Bel Short Design
Emma Hough
Paul Howe
Nowheretohide.me
Sharons Designs
Tracy Crisp
Ayesha Aggarwal
Helen Bennetts
Ray Tyndale
Darren Wilson-Roberts

Come and check out the amazing handmade zines, bookmarks, textiles, chopping boards, cards, ceramics, and vintage clothing and start ticking things off of your Christmas list!

*Cheapest book free

21/09/2017

THOSE WILD RABBITS shortlisted for Nib Prize – VOTE NOW for People's Choice Prize!


Those Wild Rabbits shortlisted for the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award – VOTE NOW for People's Choice Prize!

Wakefield Press is excited to announce that Those Wild Rabbits by Bruce Munday has been shortlisted for the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

The prestigious award, now in its sixteenth year, recognises excellence in literary research, encouraging both emerging and established writers to submit any genre of literature, and Bruce is definitely in good company on the shortlist!

Members of the public can also vote for a People’s Choice Prize winner from the shortlisted authors at www.haveyoursaywaverley.com.au. Voting closes on 20 October, and voters will also go into a draw to win a prize pack containing a $100 gift voucher for Gertrude and Alice Bookstore and Café, a set of shortlisted books and an invitation to the Nib Award Ceremony.















08/09/2017

The Hounded is shortlisted for the QLD Lit Awards


The Hounded has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards 2017 Griffith University Young Adult Book Award

Wakefield Press is excited to announce that The Hounded by Simon Butters has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards 2017 Griffith University Young Adult Book Award.

The judges commented, 'This highly original and clever novel is also an emotionally confronting work. It shines a light on the lurking black dog of depression that so many Australians will be confronted with at some stage of their lives ... Although the novel takes the reader into darkness, Butters ensures that the final message in his work is ultimately one of hope.'

Congratulations Simon on this well-deserved recognition!



29/06/2017

Alice Springs wins 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award


Alice Springs wins 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

Wakefield Press is excited to announce that Alice Springs: From singing wire to iconic outback town by Stuart Traynor has been awarded the 2017 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

'The result of eight years of meticulous research, [Alice Springs] is a tale of the country's heart and some of its most remarkable but little-known characters - of children torn between two cultures living at the telegraph station after the morse keys stopped clicking and of a modern community still living along the line.' - Northern Territory Library

Congratulations Stuart on this well-deserved recognition!



02/05/2017

History Trust of SA and Wakefield Press History Initiative


Introducing the History Trust of South Australia and Wakefield Press History Initiative!

A new and exciting opportunity to help create the books you love is here. Thanks to our new partnership with the History Trust of South Australia, you can now make a tax-deductible donation towards approved Wakefield Press history projects, to be part of history and help us continue to tell South Australia’s tales. Donors will have the option to be acknowledged by name in the book for their contribution or to remain anonymous.

For more on how you can take part, please go to our information page here or go directly to the donation page via the History Trust of South Australia here.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of history-making in South Australia!

01/03/2017

Hounded longlisted for CBCA Book of the Year


The Hounded has been longlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award!

Wakefield Press is thrilled to announce that The Hounded by Simon Butters has just been longlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year for Older Readers.

Established in 1946, the Children’s Book Council of Australia annual book awards promote books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

Congratulations Simon!




01/02/2017

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25/01/2017

Australia Day Web Sale

30% off all books!

We know you're still riding that post-Christmas bliss wave so we're keeping the party going. From 25 January until midnight 27 January we're offering 30% off our entire range!

Take your pick from our beautiful books and pop them in your cart. The discount will come up automatically at the checkout.

04/01/2017

Victor Harbor Book Fair

Victor Harbor Book Fair!

We're taking our show on the road to Victor Harbor for two glorious days this month. On Thursday 19 January and Friday 20 January from 10 am to 5 pm, we'll be setting up shop at the Victor Harbor Library. We'll be offering our ever-popular 3-for-2* deal along with a tremendous selection of talks from successful Wakefield Press authors:

Thursday 19 January
11 am Lydia Laube
Best-selling travel writer Lydia Laube will be talking about seeing the world and her latest book, From Burma to Myanmar.

1 pm Deb Kandelaars
Novelist and author of the best-selling Postcards book, Deb Kandelaars is co-authoring the story of Victor Harbor, which we will be publishing late in 2017. She wants to listen to your stories, and look at your photos, postcards, souvenirs, memorabilia – anything interesting about Victor Harbor!

Please bring original photographs or scans and digital files on a USB (high resolution please – 300 dpi A5-A4 size).

If you can’t make it on the 19th but would like to share your stories and memorabilia, please contact Deb at rkmedia@bigpond.com


Friday 20 January
11 am Helen Bennetts
Architectural scientist and almond enthusiast Helen Bennetts will be talking about the region's history with almonds and sharing some delicious almond-based recipes from her book, Willunga Almonds.

1 pm Alastair Sarre
Crime writer Alastair Sarre will talk about writing his fast-paced Steve West thrillers, Prohibited Zone and Ecstasy Lake.

2 pm Christine Ellis
Family historian Christine Ellis will talk about researching her family's story and turning into a successful biography, Silver Lies, Golden Truths.

3 pm Alex Frayne
Acclaimed photographer Alex Frayne will be talking about his process and his beautiful photo book, Adelaide Noir.


Also in attendance will be Wakefield Press publisher Michael Bollen, book designer Liz Nicholson, editor Julia Beaven and sales manager Trevor Klein who are all happy to answer any questions you may have about books and publishing. Come by and say g'day!

*cheapest item free

14/11/2016

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In the lead up to Christmas, we'd like to extend our thanks to all of our wonderful supporters. We'll be sending out special offers to all of our newsletter subscribers. Sign up now so you don't miss out.

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02/11/2016

Free Shipping (1 Week)


Save with FREE shipping Australia wide!

For this week only, we're offering free shipping on all orders within Australia. Simply enter the special offer code NOV16SHIP at the checkout and your purchase will be automatically discounted.

Why not tick some names off your Christmas shopping list whilst the going is good?

Offer ends midnight, Wednesday 9 November.

17/10/2016

Red Professor Prime Minister's Lit Award


Red Professor has been shortlisted for a Prime Minister's Literary Award!

Wakefield Press is thrilled to announce that Red Professor: The Cold War life of Fred Rose by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt has just been shortlisted for the Prize for Australian History as part of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

Congratulations Peter and Valerie!




26/09/2016

Spring Sale 2016

Spring Book Sale!

On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, from 10 am to 4 pm, we're throwing open our doors for our annual Spring Book Sale.

Art, history, politics, fiction, food: whatever you’re interested in, we’ve got a book (or three) for you!

We'll be offering 3 for the price of 2* on all books and if you spend over $75, we'll give you a free library bag to carry them home.

There will be a door prize up for grabs, a sausage sizzle to satisfy your hunger, and, for the young ones, a colouring-in competition.

So, bring the kids. Bring the dog. There’ll be something for everyone!

*cheapest item free

16/09/2016

Wakefield Press Goes Country!

Wakefield Press is going up country!

Later this month we’re off to the Yorke Peninsula for a Copper Coast launching of Philip Payton’s book One and All. Taking place at the Mayor's Parlour in Kadina from 2:00 pm on Saturday 24th September, the launch will be kicked off by Mayor Paul Thomas.

While we're there, we’re also setting up a stall at the Kadina Rotary Markets, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday 24th September, and will be offering our three-for-two deal on books from across our range.
















On Sunday 25th September, Dr. Philip Butterss, author of the award-winning biography An Unsentimental Bloke, will be celebrating 140 years since the birth of C.J. Dennis with a talk at the Gladstone Town Hall from 1:30 pm. Presented by the History Council of South Australia in association with Gladstone History Group and Rocky River Historic & Art Society of Laura, the event is free to attend with a donation requested for afternoon tea.








01/09/2016

Spring has sprung and we're celebrating with 30% off!


Get 30% off in our storewide online spring sale!

Spring has sprung, the sun is out, the birds are singing - and we all need to treat ourselves after getting through the winter. So, to celebrate, we're offering 30% off our entire range online (discount applied at checkout).

The sale ends on 15 September. So get shopping!

28/07/2016

It's SALA time again!


Introducing the Catherine Truman monograph!

It's SALA time again, which means we have a new SALA monograph - and it's a ripper!
Catherine Truman: Touching Distance is the seventeenth book in our beautiful SALA series.

Drawn from generous conversations with Truman and extensive research into her archives - and illustrated with seductive images - this is the first major publication on this great Australian artist.

Catherine's work will be displayed for the duration of SALA at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and her beautiful book is available there, or at our Mile End shop.




27/06/2016

Places Women Make wins Bates Smart Award


Places Women Make wins a prestigious media award!

Wakefield Press is thrilled to announce that Jane Joses's book on the contribution of women to the design of Australian cities, Places Women Make, has just won the Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media.

The Bates Smart Award is Australia's most prestigious media award for journalists, editors, producers and others reporting on architecture and design. It is an annual award to encourage and recognise media discussion of architecture.

Congratulations Jane!




31/05/2016

Musth film options signed


Film option signed for Fred Guilhaus's Musth: An African thriller

Wakefield's pleased to announce that the film option for Fred Guilhaus's thriller, Musth has been bought by Prodigy Movies.

Congratulations Fred and Prodigy! We're looking forward to the screen version of this gripping read about corruption and greed that asks the question: How does the world preserve while it exploits?


17/05/2016

World Premiere of new Bovell play


World Premiere! Andrew Bovell's new play 'Things I Know To Be True' opens at the Adelaide Festival Theatre tonight.

To learn more about this famous Australian author for stage and screen, grab a copy of our book Andrew Bovell: The Alchemy of Collaboration, published in association with the Adelaide Film Festival and featuring a major essay by Christos Tsiolkas, with contributions from stars across the world.










05/04/2016

Stephen Orr's The Hands longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award


Stephen Orr's The Hands longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award

Wakefield Press is very proud to announce that Stephen Orr's The Hands: An Australian pastoral has been longlisted for Australia's premier literary award, the Miles Franklin.

The Hands is a gritty, literary exploration of the everyday life of a contemporary Australian family and a topical story about isolation and the ever deepening debt that so many farmers are facing.

It is Stephen's second longlisting, after Time's Long Ruin was longlisted for the award in 2010. He is also the author of Dissonance and Hill of Grace.













29/03/2016

Friends of the Barr Smith Events - The Hands


Wakefield Press and the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library Present Stephen Orr: The Hands

We're excited to announce that this year we are working closely with the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library to bring you talks on a variety of subjects by local authors.

First up is award-winning novelist Stephen Orr who will be talking about his latest book, The Hands, a gritty, literary exploration of the everyday life of a contemporary Australian family and a topical story about isolation and the ever deepening debt that so many farmers are facing.

Stephen will be speaking in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room at the Barr Smith Library on Thursday 21 April at 6 pm for a 6.30 pm start.

The event is open to the public with a $5 admission at the door.

Please book via friends_library@adelaide.edu.au or phone (08) 8313 4064 by Tuesday 19 April.

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22/03/2016

Easter Sale

Happy Easter, Book-lovers!

To help you celebrate the long weekend, we are offering 25% off our entire range of books starting right now! Simply enter the special offer code: HappyEaster at the checkout and your purchase will be automatically discounted.

Offer ends midnight, Monday 28 March.

If you're not sure what to pick, check out our latest newsletter for some ideas.

07/03/2016

John Hill Book Celebration


Celebrating John Hill's On Being a Minister

On Being a Minister tells the story of John's 11 years as a government minister. It's a fantastic read for anyone who has ever wanted to know what it takes to be a politician in Australia.

On Saturday 19 March at 4 pm we will be hosting a celebration of the book at our headquarters at 16 Rose Street, Mile End.

If you are in SA, please join us. Get your book signed by John, have a drink, and see what all the fuss has been about.

Please RSVP to margot@wakefieldpress.com.au or phone (08) 8352 4455 by Tuesday 15 March, 5 pm and include 'RSVP 19 March' in the subject line.

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10/02/2016

Free Prohibited Zone Chapters


Everyone who likes free books, listen up!

To welcome the release of Alastair Sarre's second novel, Ecstasy Lake, due out this month, Alastair and Wakefield Press are making his acclaimed first novel, Prohibited Zone, available free on his website starting today, for a limited time only --

Steve West, mining engineer and ex-footy star, just wants a dirty weekend in town, but he ends up seeing the dirty side of the War on Terror. When Kara, a campaigner with maximum attitude, incites a breakout in the desert, Westie becomes her reluctant accomplice. Soon he has a runaway asylum seeker in tow and all the world, it seems, on his tail. Prohibited Zone is a witty, intelligent political thriller for our times.

Click through and get reading!

28/01/2016

Free copy of Quotable Love with every purchase until Valentine's Day


Free copy of Quotable Love with every purchase until Valentine's Day

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Wakefield Press are offering a free copy of the very lovable Quotable Love with every purchase on our website or at our Mile End bookshop.
This love nest of starry-eyed sayings will warm the hearts of passionate people everywhere … and it's the perfect gift this Valentine's Day!

12/01/2016

Happy New Year

We're back flying the Wakefield Press flag, ready for another exhilarating year of independent Australian publishing.

Why not subscribe to our monthly newsletter which is packed with events, new releases and competitions and better yet, buy our books!

Every purchase helps keep the beautiful books flowing, and increases the opportunities we can offer to local writers and other artists. And, what's more, increases the variety of what we can afford to publish.

Many a mickle makes a muckle as they say.

That’s the hard sell. The soft sell — the nub of the matter, in fact — is that we’re here, with our books and authors, to entertain you, inform you, thrill you, make you laugh and cry. And that’s a mission we love.

Here's to a book-filled 2016!

14/12/2015

Wakefield Press closed over Christmas break


Wakefield Press office closure over the Christmas break

What a year! We'll be closed from midday 24 December to put our feet up for the week, and we'll be back at work on Monday 4 January.

Shipping will resume as normal from the week beginning 4 January.

02/11/2015

Thank you all for coming along to our Spring Book Fair!


Thank you all for coming along to the Wakefield Press Spring Book Fair!

We had a lovely time with you all! Thanks to Sure Shot Coffee, Saskia and Shadow, the lovely ladies of the South Australian Country Women's Assoc. (SACWA), The Storycast and, of course, to all our wonderful customers for coming along and being a part of it!

11/09/2015

Save the date for the Wakefield Press Spring Book Fair!


Save the date for the Wakefield Press Spring Book Fair!

We're throwing open the doors of our Mile End premises to welcome the wonderful weather and celebrate all things book-related! Come and be a part on Saturday 31 October from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 November from 10 am to 4 pm.

We'll have a cake sale featuring cakes from the forthcoming Calendar of Cakes by the South Australian CWA, with an unveiling of Jonny's infamous alley mural, wall colouring-in for the kids, and more to be announced!

On top of this, our whole range will be available at 3 for the price of 2 over the course of the weekend.

Save the date, tell the kids, and browse through our website for Christmas present ideas.

We'll see you all there!

03/08/2015

An Unsentimental Bloke wins the 2015 National Biography Award


Philip Butterss' An Unsentimental Bloke has won the prestigious 2015 National Biography Award!!
















An Unsentimental Bloke: The life and work of C.J. Dennis by Philip Butterss has just been announced as the winner of the 2015 National Biography Award.

This extraordinary book traces C. J. Dennis’s personal and literary struggles, his triumphs, and his profound impact on the ways that Australians see themselves.

Praised by the judges for being 'deeply informed, illuminating and delightfully readable work', Phil's book is more than well deserving!

Congratulations Phil!

To find out what all the fuss is about, grab a copy of this first class biography here.

07/07/2015

An Unsentimental Bloke shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 National Biography Award


Philip Butterss' An Unsentimental Bloke shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 National Biography Award
















An Unsetimental Bloke: The life and work of C.J. Dennis by Philip Butterss is one of six powerful personal stories to be shortlisted for the 2015 National Biography Award.

This remarkable book traces C. J. Dennis’s personal and literary struggles, his triumphs, and his profound impact on the ways that Australians see themselves.Deeply researched and beautifully written, this book is more than well deserving!

Congratulations Phil!

To find out what all the fuss is about, grab a copy of this first class biography here.

29/06/2015

Thomas Girgensohn's 'Barossa Shiraz' wins Gourmand Wine Book of the Year and Best Wine Book of the New World


Thoma Girgensohn's Barossa Shiraz wins the Gourmand Wine Book of the Year Award

















Barossa Shiraz: Discovering the tastes of the Barossa's regions by Thomas Girgensohn has taken out the prize for Best Wine Book of the New World and Wine Book of the Year at the Gourmand Awards. This extraordinary book is the first to take an in-depth sub-regional approach to investigating the relationship between the flavour of a wine and its origin. Meticulously researched, well written and beautifully presented, this book is more than well deserving!

To find out what all the fuss is about, grab a copy of this must-read for winelovers here.

18/06/2015

Wakefield Press's End of Financial Year Sale


Wakefield Press's End of Financial Year Sale

The 2014/15 financial year is almost at an end, and we want to move as many books as possible before 1 July. Please help us out! We're offering 30% off our entire range on our website (yes, the one you're on right now) from Saturday 20 June until Tuesday 30 June – this will be applied automatically as you go through our online checkout.

If you'd rather shop in person, we've got you covered with a 3 for 2 offer in-store for the same period, with the bookshop open from 9 am to 5 pm Mondays to Fridays, and 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
You're welcome – happy browsing!

04/06/2015

Philip Butterss's An Unsentimental Bloke shortlisted for the Walter McRae Russell Award


Philip Butterss's An Unsentimental Bloke shortlisted for the Walter McRae Russell Award

















An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis by Philip Butterss, is one of four books announced on the shortlist for the biennial Walter McRae Russell Award. This award is given to the best book of literary scholarship on an Australian subject published in the preceding two calendar years, that is in 2013 and 2014.

To find out what all the fuss is about, grab a copy of this groundbreaking biography of C.J. Dennis here.

27/05/2015

Evelyn Conlon's Not the Same Sky launches in Dublin


Evelyn Conlon's Not the Same Sky launches in Dublin, Ireland

















Not the Same Sky is based around true events that touched many lives in both Ireland and Australia. After a successful stint in Australia, Evelyn and her novel have headed north to her home turf in Ireland.

Not the Same Sky was launched last night in Dublin by Professor Michael Cronin of Dublin City University with the Australian Ambassador, Her Excellency Dr Ruth Adler in attendance.

Congratulations, Evelyn! We do wish we could have been there.

See what all the fuss is about, grab a copy of the book here.

27/04/2015

May day sale


May day! May day! May day! We're drowning in books!

It's time to open the hatches and shift some stock! We'll be holding our May day sale on Saturday 9 May from 10 am to 5 pm, just in time to grab a bargain for Mother's Day – or something for yourself! There'll be a sausage sizzle, a door prize worth over $500, and a fantastic 3 for 2 deal on all books.
We'll see you all there!

16/03/2015

Free heartstrings with Liz Harfull's The Blue Ribbon Cookbook


Free heartstrings with Liz Harfull's The Blue Ribbon Cookbook

To celebrate our latest reprint of Liz Harfull's The Blue Ribbon Cookbook we are giving away a free set of gorgeous heartstrings with every book purchase.
Handmade by local designer Liz Nicholson, these strings are handmade with vintage wallpaper and old encyclopaedias. And love, of course!
A perfect gift for Mum for this upcoming Mother's Day.
Read more about the book here.



03/03/2015

Launch of Christine Ellis's Silver Lies, Golden Truths


Launch of Christine Ellis's Silver Lies, Golden Truths

Christine Ellis's Silver Lies, Golden Truths will be launching in Adelaide at 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm on 17 March at the City of West Torrens Hamra Centre Library.
After a successful Broken Hill launch, this tale of a gentle German and two world wars will be launched by John Lynch in the lovely circular room at the City of West Torrens library.
Read more about the book here.
RSVP to (08) 8352 4455 or margot@wakefieldpress.com.au.



26/02/2015

Politicians unite over Tom Price biography


Politicians unite over Tom Price, a biography by Stephanie McCarthy

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Leader of the Opposition Steven Marshall have come together in a very rare moment of bipartisanship to launch Stephanie McCarthy's Tom Price, a biography of the first Labor Premier of South Australia.
Read more about the launch here.
You can also buy a copy of Tom Price here.

29/01/2015

Jill Jones, author of Dark Bright Doors, wins the Vic Premier's Poetry Award for her latest book


Jill Jones, author of Dark Bright Doors, wins the Vic Premier's Poetry Award for her latest book

Wakefield Press would like to give a BIG congrats to Jill Jones, author of the amazing Dark Bright Doors, for winning the Victorian Premier's Poetry Award with her latest book, The Beautiful Anxiety.
Read more about the winners here, and buy a copy of Dark Bright Doors here.

13/01/2015

Barossa Shiraz by Thomas Girgensohn wins TWO Gourmand Awards!


Barossa Shiraz by Thomas Girgensohn wins TWO Gourmand Awards!

Wakefield Press is very proud to announce that Barossa Shiraz has won the Gourmand Best Wine Book Award (Australia) and the Best New World Wine Book Award (Australia). These wins put Barossa Shiraz in the running to win both categories in the world awards to be presented in June this year.
These very deserving wins comes straight off the back of a shortlisting for the Wine Communicators of Australia's Best Wine Book Award. Not surprising, considering the enormous amounts of praise this book has won from those within the wine and wine-writing communities since its release.
Congratulations Thomas!

22/12/2014

Happy holidays from Wakefield Press!


Happy holidays from Wakefield Press

Wakefield Press will be shutting up shop from midday on Christmas Eve, and reopening our doors at 9 am Monday 5 January 2015.
A big old thanks to all of our customers, authors, designers, photographers, printers, and everyone else who has worked with us this year. It's been a big one, and 2015 promises to be even better.
Happy holidays everyone!

08/12/2014

Barossa Shiraz by Thomas Girgensohn shortlisted for Wine Communicators of Australia Best Wine Book.


Thomas Girgensohn's Barossa Shiraz shortlisted for Wine Communicators of Australia's Best Wine Book

Barossa Shiraz by Thomas Girgensohn, published by Wakefield Press, was shortlisted for Wine Communicators of Australia's Best Wine Book.
It was pipped at the post by Tyson Stelzer’s The Champagne Guide.
'Choosing just three or four [to shortlist] in each Award hasn't been easy but we believe we've found the examples that represent best practice, smart and innovative wine communication.' - Angie Bradbury, Chair, Wine Communicators of Australia

We're pretty chuffed in any case. Nice recognition in a competitive field!
Further information via Wine Communicators of Australia's website.

24/11/2014

Janis Sheldrick's Nature's Line shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards


Janis Sheldrick's Nature's Line shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards

Nature's Line has been shortlisted for another major national award, the Queensland Literary Award's Non-fiction Book Award. This beautifully written and presented work on the surveyor George Goyder has been garnering a lot of attention, with a shortlisting in the highly respected Ernest Scott Prize earlier this year. Grab your own copy here and read more about the awards here.

23/10/2014

Wakefield Press Book Market 15–16 November


Wakefield Press Book Market 15–16 November

Rose Street will be blooming with books and bargains on Saturday 15 November (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday 16 November (12 pm to 4 pm) for the Wakefield Press Book Market! Take a stroll, catch the free tram from the city, or wander over from the Wheaty for a sausage sizzle, a chat with some of our authors and publishing team, and some damn fine (and cheap!) books. For more details, keep an eye on our Facebook page.

10/10/2014

Margaret Merrilees shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis!


Margaret Merrilees shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis!

Margaret Merrilees has received yet ANOTHER accolade for her amazing debut novel, The First Week. The Barbara Jefferis Award celebrates novels that depict 'women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society'. See the full shortlist here.

20/08/2014

We're moving!


We are moving!

After well over a decade in our Kent Town premises we're dusting off the cobwebs and shifting our fine books (and selves) across town to 16 Rose Street, Mile End, South Australia, 5031. Click here to view on Google Maps.

The last day at our Kent Town address will be Wednesday 27 August, with the official re-opening at our Mile End address on Monday 8 September.

From Monday 8 September, our new phone number will be (08) 8352 4455. Our new fax number will be (08) 8352 4411.

Gold and Silver Medals for Wakefield Author!

A huge congratulations to Wakefield Press author Sally Hunter (née Foster), who won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay and a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! Sally is the author of recently released Born to Swim. Well done and well deserved, Sally!

24/07/2014

Go Sally!


Gold and Silver Medals for Wakefield Author!

A huge congratulations to Wakefield Press author Sally Hunter (née Foster), who won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay and a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! Sally is the author of recently released Born to Swim. Well done and well deserved, Sally!

21/07/2014

SALA dinner


SALA Writing Art Literary Dinner!

Celebrate SALA month in style with a stellar cast of South Australian artists and writers at a Writing Art Literary Dinner presented by the SA Writers Centre and Wakefield Press.

7.00 - 10.00 pm
Thursday 7 August
Kings Head Hotel
357 King William Street
(cnr Sturt Street)
Adelaide

The evening will feature an impressive panel of speakers including Lisa Slade, Stephanie Radok, Nicholas Folland and Michael Bollen, chaired by Serena Wong.

To book, or for further information, click here.

17/07/2014

Wakefield Press is hiring + SALA Dinner


We're hiring!

We're currently looking for a Sales Coordinator and Receptionist to join our team three days a week, commencing September. Click here for further information.

SALA Writing Art Literary Dinner!

Celebrate SALA month in style with a stellar cast of South Australian artists and writers at a Writing Art Literary Dinner presented by the SA Writers Centre and Wakefield Press.

7.00 - 10.00 pm
Thursday 7 August
Kings Head Hotel
357 King William Street
(cnr Sturt Street)
Adelaide

The evening will feature an impressive panel of speakers including Lisa Slade, Stephanie Radok, Nicholas Folland and Michael Bollen, chaired by Serena Wong.

To book, or for further information, click here.

08/07/2014

Wakefield Press is hiring


We're hiring!

We're currently looking for a Sales Coordinator and Receptionist to join our team three days a week, commencing September. Click here for further information.

Nature's Line shortlisting!

Wakefield Press is extremely proud to announce that Janis Sheldrick's amazing biography of George Goyder, Nature's Line has been shortlisted for the Ernest Scott Prize. Congratulations Janis!

18/06/2014

Nature's Line shortlisted for the Ernest Scott Prize!


Nature's Line shortlisting!

Wakefield Press is extremely proud to announce that Janis Sheldrick's amazing biography of George Goyder, Nature's Line has been shortlisted for the Ernest Scott Prize. Congratulations Janis!

02/06/2014

Blog


Shiny new blog

Want to know what's happening behind the scenes at the Wakefield HQ? Tune in to our shiny new blog for what we're up to, in and out of the office.

Click here.

29/04/2014

Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation


Mother's Day partnership!

We're pleased to partner with the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation for the month of May. A percentage of proceeds from books sold during this month will be donated to the foundation.

Check out our blog for more information.

Shiny new blog

Want to know what's happening behind the scenes at the Wakefield HQ? Tune in to our shiny new blog for what we're up to, in and out of the office.

Click here.

07/04/2014

Easter sale


Easter book sale

We're holding an Easter sale on Saturday 12 April at our bookshop: 1 The Parade West, Kent Town (South Australia). All books 20% off, with specials from $2!

Can't come? Get 20% off online by using the special offer code 'hop' (at the bottom of the page) before you check out.

Shiny new blog

Want to know what's happening behind the scenes at the Wakefield HQ? Tune in to our shiny new blog for what we're up to, in and out of the office.

Click here.

12/03/2014

Blog


Wakefield's shiny new blog!

Want to know what's happening behind the scenes at the Wakefield HQ? Tune in to our shiny new blog for what we're up to, in and out of the office.

Click here.

30/01/2014

Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day!

What better than a book for Valentine's Day? For a limited time we're offering free Valentine's Day gift-wrapping instore, complete with handmade paper heart strings.

Handmade heart garlands created with vintage wallpaper and book pages will be available for purchase for only $8.00 a strand.

17/01/2014

Australia Day Sale


Australia Day Sale

To celebrate Australia Day, we are offering a very special 26% off all online or in-store purchases until the 26 January. It's the perfect discount to buy some perfect Aussie titles!

09/01/2014

Art book special


ART BOOK SPECIAL

Right now we're offering a very special deal on our SALA books. You can buy a bundle of three SALA books for $75, bundle of five SALA books for $100 or bundle of fourteen SALA books for $250.00. Get in quick!

Happy New Year!

We hope that you enjoy a very safe and happy festive season! We're now open so please drop in to our bookshop at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town (South Australia), for some fabulous summer reading ideas.

06/01/2014

Happy New Year


Happy New Year!

We hope that you enjoy a very safe and happy festive season! We're now open so please drop in to our bookshop at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town (South Australia), for some fabulous summer reading ideas.

18/12/2013

Christmas opening hours


Christmas trading

Please note that we will be closed from 5.00 pm, Tuesday 24 December until 9.00 am, Monday 6 January.

We hope that you enjoy a very safe and happy festive season, and look forward to seeing you in 2014!

05/11/2013

Christmas Book Fair


Save the Date … Christmas Book Fair!

We're holding a Christmas Book Fair at the Don Pyatt Hall, Norwood Town Hall, from Friday 13 December right through to Sunday 15 December. Come along for boatloads of bargains, plus more!

2013 Ruby awards

Ruby award! Congratulations Milton Moon, worthy winner of the Premier's Award for Lifetime Achievement . We are proud publishers of Milton's book A Potter's Pilgrimage, in which he tells the story of his life in art and shows many of his best works.

Historian of the Year!

Congratulations to Patricia Sumerling who was awarded Historian of the Year in the South Australian History Awards, presented at Government House on Monday 29 July. We're proud to be publisher of Patricia's The Adelaide Park Lands and mystery novel The Noon Lady of Towitta.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Congratulations to South Australian artist Nick Mount who was winner in the Sculpture and Objects category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, announced Friday 19 July. We recently published Nick Mount the Fabric of Work, to complement his earlier book, Nick Mount: Incandescence.

Congratulations, Nick!

Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

10/10/2013

Ruby Award


2013 Ruby awards

Ruby award! Congratulations Milton Moon, worthy winner of the Premier's Award for Lifetime Achievement . We are proud publishers of Milton's book A Potter's Pilgrimage, in which he tells the story of his life in art and shows many of his best works.

Historian of the Year!

Congratulations to Patricia Sumerling who was awarded Historian of the Year in the South Australian History Awards, presented at Government House on Monday 29 July. We're proud to be publisher of Patricia's The Adelaide Park Lands and mystery novel The Noon Lady of Towitta.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Congratulations to South Australian artist Nick Mount who was winner in the Sculpture and Objects category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, announced Friday 19 July. We recently published Nick Mount the Fabric of Work, to complement his earlier book, Nick Mount: Incandescence.

Congratulations, Nick!

Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

11/09/2013

Spring Sale


Historian of the Year!

Congratulations to Patricia Sumerling who was awarded Historian of the Year in the South Australian History Awards, presented at Government House on Monday 29 July. We're proud to be publisher of Patricia's The Adelaide Park Lands and mystery novel The Noon Lady of Towitta.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Congratulations to South Australian artist Nick Mount who was winner in the Sculpture and Objects category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, announced Friday 19 July. We recently published Nick Mount the Fabric of Work, to complement his earlier book, Nick Mount: Incandescence.

Congratulations, Nick!

Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

16/08/2013

16 August 2013


Historian of the Year!

Congratulations to Patricia Sumerling who was awarded Historian of the Year in the South Australian History Awards, presented at Government House on Monday 29 July. We're proud to be publisher of Patricia's The Adelaide Park Lands and mystery novel The Noon Lady of Towitta.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Congratulations to South Australian artist Nick Mount who was winner in the Sculpture and Objects category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, announced Friday 19 July. We recently published Nick Mount the Fabric of Work, to complement his earlier book, Nick Mount: Incandescence.

Congratulations, Nick!

Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

31/07/2013

Historian of the Year Award


Historian of the Year!

Congratulations to Patricia Sumerling who was awarded Historian of the Year in the South Australian History Awards, presented at Government House on Monday 29 July. We're proud to be publisher of Patricia's The Adelaide Park Lands and mystery novel Noon Lady of Towitta.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Congratulations to South Australian artist Nick Mount who was winner in the Sculpture and Objects category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, announced Friday 19 July. We recently published Nick Mount the Fabric of Work, to complement his earlier book, Nick Mount: Incandescence.

Congratulations, Nick!

Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce that two of our books have been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Non-fiction category: Plein Airs and Graces by Adrian Mitchell and Bold Palates by Barbara Santich.

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Tony Burke announced the books shortlisted for what is Australia’s richest literary award. Congratulations to all!

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

22/07/2013

Nick Mount


Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Congratulations to South Australian artist Nick Mount who was winner in the Sculpture and Objects category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, announced Friday 19 July. We recently published Nick Mount the Fabric of Work, to complement his earlier book, Nick Mount: Incandescence.

Congratulations, Nick!

Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce that two of our books have been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Non-fiction category: Plein Airs and Graces by Adrian Mitchell and Bold Palates by Barbara Santich.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Tony Burke announced the books shortlisted for what is Australia’s richest literary award. Congratulations to all!

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

21/06/2013

Vale Jeffrey Smart


Vale Jeffrey Smart

Vale Jeffrey Smart, Australia's most celebrated expatriate artist, and master of stillness. In recent years Smart lived in Italy, but it was here in Adelaide that his essential evolution as an artist took shape.

We are very proud to have published his monograph Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011, late last year. Reprint coming soon.

Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce that two of our books have been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Non-fiction category: Plein Airs and Graces by Adrian Mitchell and Bold Palates by Barbara Santich.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Tony Burke announced the books shortlisted for what is Australia’s richest literary award. Congratulations to all!

FLASH OFFER! 20% off all stock.

Missed our winter sale? Not to worry, you can still use the coupon code winter at the check out to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Offer available for a limited time only, so get in quick!

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

18/06/2013

Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlist


Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce that two of our books have been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Non-fiction category: Plein Airs and Graces by Adrian Mitchell and Bold Palates by Barbara Santich.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Tony Burke announced the books shortlisted for what is Australia’s richest literary award. Congratulations to all!


FLASH OFFER! 20% off all stock.

Missed our winter sale? Not to worry, you can still use the coupon code winter at the check out to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Offer available for a limited time only, so get in quick!

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

04/06/2013

Flash offer



FLASH OFFER! 20% off all stock.

Missed our winter sale? Not to worry, you can still use the coupon code winter at the check out to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Offer available for a limited time only, so get in quick!

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

30/04/2013

News 30 April



Nita B Kibble Literary Award longlist

Stephanie Radok's An Opening: Twelve love stories about art has been longlisted for the Kibble Literary Award for best work by an established Australian women writer. The shortlist will be announced 5 June, winner announced 24 July.

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

16/04/2013

Nita B Kibble Literary Awards


Nita B Kibble Literary Award longlist

Stephanie Radok's An Opening: Twelve love stories about art has been longlisted for the Kibble Literary Award for best work by an established Australian women writer. The shortlist will be announced 5 June, winner announced 24 July.

Stella Prize Longlist

Congratulations again to Stephanie Radok whose An Opening: Twelve love stories about art has been longlisted for the inaugural Stella Prize. The prize celebrates and recognises Australian women's writing. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 April.

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

Order of Australia!

Congratulations, Jack Cross, who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List. The prestigious award recognises Jack's 'significant service to tertiary education in South Australia, particularly in the field of art and design, and to indigenous education'. Jack is author of Great Central State.

12/03/2013

Warehouse Sale


Stella Prize Longlist

Congratulations to Stephanie Radok whose An Opening: Twelve love stories about art has been longlisted for the inaugural Stella Prize. The prize celebrates and recognises Australian women's writing. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 April.

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

Order of Australia!

Congratulations, Jack Cross, who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List. The prestigious award recognises Jack's 'significant service to tertiary education in South Australia, particularly in the field of art and design, and to indigenous education'. Jack is author of Great Central State.

21/02/2013

Stella Award


Stella Prize Longlist

Congratulations to Stephanie Radok whose An Opening: Twelve love stories about art has been longlisted for the inaugural Stella Prize. The prize celebrates and recognises Australian women's writing. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 April.

Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

Order of Australia!

Congratulations, Jack Cross, who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List. The prestigious award recognises Jack's 'significant service to tertiary education in South Australia, particularly in the field of art and design, and to indigenous education'. Jack is author of Great Central State.

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!

We're very pleased to announce that Bold Palates by Barbara Santich has won Best in Australia in the Best Culinary History Book category! The winner for each country will compete against winners in the same category for Best in the World during the Paris Cookbook Fair, February 2013. Congratulations Barbara!

06/02/2013

Free freight


Free postage!

You can now enjoy free freight on purchases over $29.90 from our website.

Order of Australia!

Congratulations, Jack Cross, who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List. The prestigious award recognises Jack's 'significant service to tertiary education in South Australia, particularly in the field of art and design, and to indigenous education'. Jack is author of Great Central State.

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!

We're very pleased to announce that Bold Palates by Barbara Santich has won Best in Australia in the Best Culinary History Book category! The winner for each country will compete against winners in the same category for Best in the World during the Paris Cookbook Fair, February 2013. Congratulations Barbara!

30/01/2013

Jack Cross


Order of Australia!

Congratulations, Jack Cross, who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in Saturday's Australia Day Honours List. The prestigious award recognises Jack's 'significant service to tertiary education in South Australia, particularly in the field of art and design, and to indigenous education'. Jack is author of Great Central State.

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!

We're very pleased to announce that Bold Palates by Barbara Santich has won Best in Australia in the Best Culinary History Book category! The winner for each country will compete against winners in the same category for Best in the World during the Paris Cookbook Fair, February 2013. Congratulations Barbara!

02/01/2013

January 2013


Happy New Year!

We trust that you all had a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year! We are open from Wednesday 2 January, including our bookshop, at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town (Adelaide) from 9 am to 5 pm. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!

We're very pleased to announce that Bold Palates by Barbara Santich has won Best in Australia in the Best Culinary History Book category! The winner for each country will compete against winners in the same category for Best in the World during the Paris Cookbook Fair, February 2013. Congratulations Barbara!

19/12/2012

Christmas shopping


Last minute Christmas Shopping!

Our shop at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town, will be open this Saturday 22 December from 9 am to 4 pm and Monday 24 December from 9 am to 12 pm. Plenty of lovely gift ideas, and lots of special prices.

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!

We're very pleased to announce that Bold Palates by Barbara Santich has won Best in Australia in the Best Culinary History Book category! The winner for each country will compete against winners in the same category for Best in the World during the Paris Cookbook Fair, February 2013. Congratulations Barbara!

06/12/2012

December


Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!

We're very pleased to announce that Bold Palates by Barbara Santich has won Best in Australia in the Best Culinary History Book category! The winner for each country will compete against winners in the same category for Best in the World during the Paris Cookbook Fair, February 2013. Congratulations Barbara!

22/11/2012

Summer Book Fair

Summer Book Fair!

Saturday 1 December,
10 am – 5 pm


Join Wakefield Press and the SA Writers’ Centre for a Summer Book Fairat The Atrium, 2nd floor, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide, as they come together for this celebration of books and writing! Get in early to see the rainbow of bargain books from a variety of subjects including fiction, history, art, true stories, cooking, biography, autobiography, environment, wine, poetry, and more …

14/11/2012

Upcoming events


Jeffrey Smart launch

David Malouf will be launching the new book Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940–2011 by Barry Pearce at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Level 3 Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, City West Campus, University of South Australia.

The event will be held on Wednesday 21 November, 4.30 pm–5.30 pm.
Please RSVP to: charlotte@wakefieldpress.com.au

Summer Book Fair!

Saturday 1 December,
10 am – 5 pm


Join Wakefield Press and the SA Writers’ Centre for a Summer Book Fairat The Atrium, 2nd floor, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide, as they come together for this celebration of books and writing! Get in early to see the rainbow of bargain books from a variety of subjects including fiction, history, art, true stories, cooking, biography, autobiography, environment, wine, poetry, and more …

15/10/2012

Colin Roderick Award


Colin Roderick Award Shortlist!

Congratulations to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the prestigious Colin Roderick Award. Click here for more info.

12/09/2012

Thank you


Thank you!

Our first ever Wakefield Press Book Fair was a huge success! We'd like to extend a big thank you to the delicious Fox Creek Wines, the Norwood and Kensington Historical Society, our wonderful authors and staff for making it such a hit weekend.

04/09/2012

Wakefield Book Fair


BOOK FAIR!

We're excited to invite you to our first ever Wakefield Press Book Fair featuring a rainbow of bargain books (new releases and old favourites), author talks, meet-the-publisher sessions, wine tasting with the delicious Fox Creek Wines, afternoon tea with the Norwood and Kensington Historical Society, a kids corner, plenty of prizes to be won, and more!

Where? Norwood Town Hall (Don Pyatt Hall, enter via George Street in Norwood, South Australia)
When? Saturday 8 (9 am-5 pm) and Sunday 9 (9 am - 4 pm) September

Click here for the full line-up, and for more information.

Meet Joel Magarey, author of Exposure!

Do you dream? Are you planning your own travel adventure? Don't miss meeting Joel Magarey, author of Exposure: A journey, at Shakespeare's Book and Coffee Shop in Port Noarlunga, Friday 7 September. Hear him discuss and answer questions about his experiences. Click here for more information.

People's Choice Shortlist Announced!

We are proud to announce that books by three authors published and/or distributed by Wakefield Press are finalists in the People’s Choice Award, an initiative of the City of Onkaparinga in partnership with the SA Writers' Centre as part of the 2013 South Australian Readers’ and Writers’ Festival.

Congratulations to Alastair Sarre, author of Prohibited Zone, Deb Kandelaars, author of Memoirs of a Suburban Girl and Anna Solding, author of The Hum of Concrete! The award will be presented in September 2013.

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award Winner!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award! Congratulations Jack!


30/08/2012

Wakefield Book Fair


BOOK FAIR!

We're excited to invite you to our first ever Wakefield Press Book Fair featuring a rainbow of bargain books (new releases and old favourites), author talks, meet-the-publisher sessions, wine tasting with the delicious Fox Creek Wines, afternoon tea with the Norwood and Kensington Historical Society, a kids corner, plenty of prizes to be won, and more!

Where? Norwood Town Hall (Don Pyatt Hall, enter via George Street in Norwood, South Australia)
When? Saturday 8 (9 am-5 pm) and Sunday 9 (9 am - 4 pm) September

Click here for the full line-up, and for more information.


People's Choice Shortlist Announced!

We are proud to announce that books by three authors published and/or distributed by Wakefield Press are finalists in the People’s Choice Award, an initiative of the City of Onkaparinga in partnership with the SA Writers' Centre as part of the 2013 South Australian Readers’ and Writers’ Festival.

Congratulations to Alastair Sarre, author of Prohibited Zone, Deb Kandelaars, author of Memoirs of a Suburban Girl and Anna Solding, author of The Hum of Concrete! The award will be presented in September 2013.

Armchair travel …

Brrrrr … this winter weather just makes us wish we were on holiday! Lucky for you we’ve got several holiday options that won’t require you to take an umbrella, or even leave your armchair! From Vietnam to Madagascar, Laos to Mongolia, click here to pick up three copies of Lydia Laube's best-selling travel books for the very special price of $49.95.

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award Winner!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award! Congratulations Jack!

Dobbie Award Shortlist!

A big congratulations also to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the Dobbie Award which recognises a first published work from an Australian female writer, as part of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers. The winner will be announced 25 July at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

16/08/2012

Wakefield Press Spring Fair


SPRING BOOK FAIR!

We are excited to invite you to Wakefield's inaugural Spring Fair which will be held in the Don Pyatt Hall, part of the Norwood Town Hall, Adelaide, and run from Saturday 8 September to Sunday 9 September.

Drop past to bag a bargain, meet your local publisher and your favourite authors! Further details to be announced.


People's Choice Shortlist Announced!

We are proud to announce that books by three authors published and/or distributed by Wakefield Press are finalists in the People’s Choice Award, an initiative of the City of Onkaparinga in partnership with the SA Writers' Centre as part of the 2013 South Australian Readers’ and Writers’ Festival.

Congratulations to Alastair Sarre, author of Prohibited Zone, Deb Kandelaars, author of Memoirs of a Suburban Girl and Anna Solding, author of The Hum of Concrete! The award will be presented in September 2013.

Armchair travel …

Brrrrr … this winter weather just makes us wish we were on holiday! Lucky for you we’ve got several holiday options that won’t require you to take an umbrella, or even leave your armchair! From Vietnam to Madagascar, Laos to Mongolia, click here to pick up three copies of Lydia Laube's best-selling travel books for the very special price of $49.95.

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award Winner!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award! Congratulations Jack!

Dobbie Award Shortlist!

A big congratulations also to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the Dobbie Award which recognises a first published work from an Australian female writer, as part of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers. The winner will be announced 25 July at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

19/07/2012

People's Choice Shortlist Announced


People's Choice Shortlist Announced!

We are proud to announce that books by three authors published and/or distributed by Wakefield Press are finalists in the People’s Choice Award, an initiative of the City of Onkaparinga in partnership with the SA Writers' Centre as part of the 2013 South Australian Readers’ and Writers’ Festival.

Congratulations to Alastair Sarre, author of Prohibited Zone, Deb Kandelaars, author of Memoirs of a Suburban Girl and Anna Solding, author of The Hum of Concrete! The award will be presented in September 2013.

Armchair travel …

Brrrrr … this winter weather just makes us wish we were on holiday! Lucky for you we’ve got several holiday options that won’t require you to take an umbrella, or even leave your armchair! From Vietnam to Madagascar, Laos to Mongolia, click here to pick up three copies of Lydia Laube's best-selling travel books for the very special price of $49.95.

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award Winner!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award! Congratulations Jack!

Dobbie Award Shortlist!

A big congratulations also to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the Dobbie Award which recognises a first published work from an Australian female writer, as part of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers. The winner will be announced 25 July at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

04/07/2012

Armchair travel package


Armchair travel …

Brrrrr … this winter weather just makes us wish we were on holiday! Lucky for you we’ve got several holiday options that won’t require you to take an umbrella, or even leave your armchair! From Vietnam to Madagascar, Laos to Mongolia, click here to pick up three copies of Lydia Laube's best-selling travel books for the very special price of $49.95.

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award Winner!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award! Congratulations Jack!

Dobbie Award Shortlist!

A big congratulations also to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the Dobbie Award which recognises a first published work from an Australian female writer, as part of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers. The winner will be announced 25 July at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

14/06/2012

Re-post of Great Central State winning


To celebrate the end of the financial year, we are hosting a June Clearance Sale until Saturday 30 June. Drop past our bookshop at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town, South Australia, for 30% off storewide, plus books from $1! If you can't make it, never fear, you can check out our Quality Bargains page for some great prices too!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award!

Congratulations Jack!

A big congratulations also to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the Dobbie Award which recognises a first published work from an Australian female writer, as part of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers. The winner will be announced 25 July at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

14/05/2012

Great Central State winning


To celebrate the end of the financial year, we are hosting a June Clearance Sale until Saturday 30 June. Drop past our bookshop at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town, South Australia, for 30% off storewide, plus books from $1! If you can't make it, never fear, you can check out our Quality Bargains page for some great prices too!

We're excited to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross has been named joint winner of the 2012 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award!

Congratulations Jack!

A big congratulations also to Amy T. Matthews whose book End of the Night Girl has been shortlisted for the Dobbie Award which recognises a first published work from an Australian female writer, as part of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers. The winner will be announced 25 July at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

07/05/2012

MAD MAY SALE


You are invited to our Mad May and Mother's Day Sale this Saturday 12 May at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town, South Australia. There will be 30% off storewide, plus books from $2!

If you can't make it, never fear, you can check out our Quality Bargains page for some great prices too!

01/05/2012

Great Central State


We're proud to announce that Great Central State by Jack Cross is one of three books that have been shortlised for the Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award. The winner will be announced at a special event on 10 May.

Congratulations Jack!

14/02/2012

Time's Long Ruin


CONGRATULATIONS to Stephen Orr, who has been announced as the South Australian winner of the National Year of Reading for his wonderful novel Time's Long Ruin!

Read the speech Stephen made when accepting the National Year of Reading award

07/02/2012

Valentines Day Specials

Valentines Day Specials!

Click on the links below for our Valentines Day gift ideas

Blue Ribbon Cookbook and Quotable Love

Amore & Amaretti and Quotable Love

Beat Heat Eat and Your Brick Oven

Home of the Blizzard and Prohibited Zone

23/12/2011

Ebooks

EBOOKS! Please see our new page here

15/12/2011

Veg In

Veg In by Flip Shelton, has been awarded Best in Australia in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011. Congratulations Flip!

15/12/2011

Veg In

Veg In by Flip Shelton, has been awarded Best in Australia in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011. Congratulations Flip!

05/12/2011

Wine, Terroir and Climate Change

Wine, Terroir and Climate Change by Dr John Gladstones, the book that has the international wine world in vigorous debate, has been inducted into the Gourmand Wine Books Hall of Fame 2011. This is the FIRST Australian book to receive this prestigious honour! For further information click here.

22/11/2011

Gormand

Dr John Gladstones, wine guru, terroir expert and author of Wine, Terroir and Climate Change is featured in the November issue of Gourmand magazine, the international cookbook review.

Wakefield title Veg In by Flip Shelton is top of the list of vegetarian titles nominated for awards in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011. Winners to be announced on 6 March at the Theatre Les Folies Bergère Paris.

07/11/2011

National Year of Reading

VOTE NOW!

Four Wakefield books have been shortlisted in the National Year of Reading 2012 awards. Congratulations to authors Max Fatchen - The River Kings, Dorothy Johnston - The White Tower, Stephen Orr - Time's Long Ruin and Alastair Sarre - Prohibited Zone. To vote click here.

01/11/2011

Pay Pal

From today our website is able to accept payment by Paypal, as well as Mastercard and Visa.

25/10/2011

The Premier and the Pastoralist

The Premier and the Pastoralist
James Waite Morgan was interviewed recently on the ABC Radio National program Bush Telegraph. James’s forebear Peter Waite was one of Australia’s most successful pastoralists. Michael McKenzie talks to James about his book The Premier and the Pastoralist: William Morgan and Peter Waite. To listen to the interviewclick here.

12/10/2011

Exploring Wild Law

Exploring Wild Law
Peter D. Burdon, editor of Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence, will be a guest at the inaugural WOMAD Earth Station Festival, 4.00–5.00 pm, Sunday 23 October in Belair National Park. Peter's session, Whose Planet is it Anyway, will be presented with Avi Mahaningtyas and Paul Willis from ABC TV Catalyst program.

01/09/2011

Red Silk

Red Silk
Elliott Johnston, a great Australian, died on 25 August. Penelope Debelle tells his fascinating life story in Red Silk, published this year and available now, post and packing free.

10/08/2011

Unpublished Manuscript Awards now open

Submissions are now open for the $10,000 Wakefield Press unpublished manuscript award (available to SA writers only). Book-length manuscripts of non-fiction, fiction and poetry are eligible. Please see guidleines at the Arts SA website.

18/07/2011

Waterhouse Natural History Prize

Congratulations to Julie Blyfield, overall winner in this year's Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Australia's richest prize for natural history art. To see exquisite examples of Julie's work, and learn more about her art, consult Julie Blyfield, by Stephanie Radok and Dick Richards.

SPECIAL NOTE: John Gladstone's Wine, Terroir and Climate Change will be delivered post and packing free!

24/05/2011

Nita B. Kibble Award

Congratulations to Annette Stewart whose book Barbara Hanrahan: A biography published by Wakefield Press is one of just three books shortlisted for this year's prestigious Nita B. Kibble Award for Women Writers. The $30,000 prize recognises the work of an established Australian female writer for a work classified as 'life writing'. The winner will be announced in Sydney on Wednesday 27 July. For further info click here.

SPECIAL NOTE: John Gladstone's Wine, Terroir and Climate Change will be delivered post and packing free!

09/05/2011

About Time - SA's History Festival

ABOUT TIME - SA's History Festival runs for the whole of May. Check out the many Wakefield author events around town, including the launch of Images of the Interior, a new book of historical photographs curated by Philip Jones, and the associated exhibition at the South Australian Museum; a speed dating meet-the-Wakefield-author event at the Burnside library; a history book sale at Norwood Town Hall; and a history seminar at the SA Writers' Centre. For more details on any of these events click here.

ABOUT TIME SPECIALS - during May

Buy The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History and get Allan Peters' Recollections: Nathaniel Hailes' adventurous life in colonial South Australia for free ($49.95 the two titles, postage free). Click here.


Or buy John Bannon's Supreme Federalist: The political life of Sir John Downer and Josephine Laffan's Matthew Beovich: A biography for $49.95 the pair (normally $79.90), postage free. Click here.


SPECIAL OFFER - Buy Stephen Orr's Time's Long Ruin and Hill of Grace for just $40 the pair (normally $52.90), postage free. Click here.

08/04/2011

Website freight reduced to $6.00


EASTER BAKING SPECIAL - for a limited time buy Linda Bosnic's One Bowl Allergy Free Baking and Liz Harfull's The Blue Ribbon Cookbook for $50 the pair, postage free (books normally $59.95). Click here.

ANZAC SPECIAL - for a limited time buy Andrew Faulkner's Arthur Blackburn, VC, Jeff Hopkins-Weise's Blood Brothers, and Peter Winter's The Year I Said Goodbye for $55.00 the trio, postage free (books normally $89.90). Click here.

SPECIAL OFFER - Buy Stephen Orr's Time's Long Ruin and Hill of Grace for just $40 the pair (normally $52.90), postage free. Click here.

18/03/2011

Time's Long Ruin long listed for Miles Franklin award

Congratulations to the very talented Stephen Orr, whose novel Time's Long Ruin is announced this week as one of only nine books longlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award. Only weeks ago, Stephen's novel was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy Stephen Orr's Time's Long Ruin and Hill of Grace for just $40 the pair (normally $52.90), postage free. Click here.

02/03/2011

Red Silk and Great Central State


BOOK LAUNCHES
A communist judge and strange tales of the Northern Territory - two fabulous books launched this week are Penelope Debelle's Red Silk and Jack Cross's Great Central State.

MARCH SPECIAL OFFER: Buy the pair for the special price of $59.95 (normally $72.90), postage free. Click here.

14/02/2011

Stephen Orr nominated for the Commonwealth Writers Prize

Congratulations to Stephen Orr, whose book Time's Long Ruin has made the South East Asia and Pacific regional shortlist for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Regional winners will be announced on 3 March, and will then compete against winners from other Commonwealth nations for the overall Commonwealth Writers' Prize, which will be presented at the Sydney Writers' Festival in May.

08/02/2011

Readings Ebooks

Readings has just launched a new ebook store in conjunction with SPUNC, the independent publisher association. Wakefield Press is delighted to be involved, and you can find some of our popular titles available as ebooks by clicking this link.

18/01/2011

Amore and Amaretti rights sold to Canada

Wakefield Press is delighted to announce that Amore and Amaretti by Victoria Cosford is set to be published in Canada, after the rights were sold to Toronto publisher McArthur & Company. Victoria joins a growing number of prestigious authors on their list, including Margaret Atwood and Bryce Courtenay.

05/01/2011

Happy New Year

Here at Wakefield Press we'd like to wish everyone a happy new year, and we hope you had a great festive season with your loved ones. We've got lots of exciting new titles on the way this year, so keep an eye on the website and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter!

15/12/2010

Adelaide Showground Farmers Market

Wakefield Press will be selling books at the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market on Sunday 19 December from 9 am to 1 pm, and on Wednesday 22 December from 4 pm to 8 pm. We'll have a great selection of books that will make ideal last-minute Christmas presents.

SEASON'S GREETINGS

07/12/2010

Lydia Laube book launch

LYDIA LAUBE BOOK LAUNCH

Samela Harris will launch Lost in Laos by Lydia Laube at the cafeteria located on the ground floor of the Borders Adelaide store on Thursday 9 December.

Lost in Laos
is Lydia's eighth book in a series of amusing and informative travel books.

Where: Borders Adelaide,
97 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
When: Thursday 9 December
Time: 5 to 7 pm

29/11/2010

PIA SA 2010 Awards

PIA SA 2010 AWARD WINNER
Adelaide: Water of a City has won the Planning Institute of Australia SA Division's award for Planning Scholarship, Research and Teaching.

The PIA SA 2010 Awards for Planning Excellence Gala Presentation Dinner was held on the evening of Friday, 26 November at the Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens.

View the Commemorative Booklet

23/11/2010

Christmas sale

SALE!
Wakefield Press is holding its annual Christmas Sale on Saturday 27 November from 10 am to 4 pm. Come along to our bookstore at 1 The Parade West, Kent Town and get your Christmas shopping done or pick up a treat for yourself, with books starting from just $2.

16/11/2010

Khai Liew South Australian of the Year awards

Congratulations to Khai Liew, who was recognised for his contribution to the arts at the 2010 South Australian of the Year Awards last Thursday.

Find out more about Khai in the book Khai Liew by Peter Ward.

09/11/2010

Jill Joliffe launch

Book Launch
Finding Santana by Jill Joliffe will be launched at the Northern Territory Library on Thursday 2 December. For more details please see the events calendar.

05/11/2010

New Books

Two new books arrived this week: the exciting new travel tale from Lydia Laube, Lost in Laos, and a powerful new book from renowned artist Franz Kempf, Days of Masks and Riddles. These books will be up on our website shortly.

27/10/2010

Window competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of our 21st birthday window display competition!

1st place - 1 dozen bottles of Fox Creek wine
Art Gallery of SA

2nd place - 3 bottles of Fox Creek wine
Angus & Robertson Market Plaza, Adelaide

3rd place (shared) - 3 bottles of Fox Creek wine
Dymocks Adelaide
Mindfield Books, Blackwood

Click here to see photos of the winning entries.

20/10/2010

Russian rights to Amore and Amaretti sold

On the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair, we were delighted to receive an unexpected offer for the Russian language rights to Amore and Amaretti, from Irina Bachkalo at Ripol Classic Publishing House. Irina was in Australia earlier this year at Adelaide Writers Week and attended the Wakefield Press 21st birthday party.

12/10/2010

What Does it Mean to be a Saint launch

As part of the celebrations of Mary MacKillop's canonisation at Penola, this Sunday 17 October, Cathy Whewall will be launching Josephine Laffin's What Does it Mean to be a Saint?.

We will be selling copies of the book, as well as other Wakefield Press titles, at our stand on Portland Street. We look forward to seeing you there!

01/09/2010

Landline AND Window Competition


WINDOW PRIZE COMPETITION
Click here to see the Adelaide businesses entered in the Wakefield Press window prize competition.

Entries open until the end of September so feel free to make your own display and send your pictures through to us to be in the running!


WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Joel Magarey author of Exposure will speak at the IAF about his book and experiences.

WHEN: Tues 21 September 6.30pm
WHERE: The Literary Club, Hayward Room Public Schools Club 207 East Tce Adelaide
Bookings advised 0407 774 547

Click here to see the full Wakefield Press Event Calendar.

17/08/2010

Thomas Shapcott award AND Byron Bay pics

THOMAS SHAPCOTT SHORTLISTED

Wakefield Press author Thomas Shapcott has been shortlisted in the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award category for Gatherers and Hunters.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 31 August.

Good luck Tom!

2010 BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL

Check out our snap shots from the 2010 Byron Bay Writers Festival here.


WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Meet biographer Annette Stewart who will be discussing her latest book Barbara Hanrahan: A biography this Friday 7pm at the Coventry Library, Stirling.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
8408 0420

Click here to see the full Wakefield Press Event Calendar.

14/07/2010

Australia Dances Launch AND One Magic Square

AUSTRALIA DANCES LAUNCH

The Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, David McAllister has launched Australia Dances: Creating Australian dance 1945-1965 by Alan Brissenden and Keith Glennon at the University of Adelaide Barr Smith Library Reading Room.

A fantastic night was had by all with good food, wine and company!

Pictures of the night can be viewed here.

ONE MAGIC SQUARE

One Magic Square is now in the Wakefield Press warehouse once more after its third reprinting in little over a year!

Come into the store or buy your copy online here.

22/06/2010

Angela Valamanesh 2


CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations go out to ceramicist Angela Valamanesh and her husband Hossein for becoming Members of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen's Birthday Weekend honours.

Angela Valamanesh:About being here by Cath Kenneally was last year's addition to the collectible SALA series which will this year feature Khai Liew.

17/06/2010

Angela Valamanesh Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations go out to ceramicist Angela Valamanesh and her husband Hossein for becoming Members of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen's Birthday Weekend honours.

Angela Valamanesh:About being here by Cath Kenneally was last year's addition to the collectible SALA series which will this year feature Khai Liew.

25/05/2010

Milton Moon launches

A Potter's Pilgrimage by Milton Moon is being launched in Sydney and Melbourne in June.

MELBOURNE
Mossgreen Gallery
Saturday 5 June
1.30 pm

SYDNEY
Peter Pinson Gallery
Saturday 12 June
1 pm - 3 pm

21/05/2010

Time's Long Ruin French rights sold

Wakefield Press has accepted an offer from Presses de la Cite for the French rights to Time's Long Ruin by Stephen Orr.

This will be the fifth Wakefield Press book to be published in France. Sir Douglas Mawson's The Home of the Blizzard was published by Editions Paulsen, while Editions du Masque bought the Wakefield Crime Classics books The Whispering Wall by Patricia Carlon, and Beat Not the Bones and A Hank of Hair by Charlotte Jay.

14/05/2010

Barbara Hanrahan launch

Wakefield Press’s newest title, Barbara Hanrahan: A biography by Annette Stewart, will be launched by Barry Oakley as part of the Blaiklock Memorial Lecture 2010, on Thursday 20 May.

When: Thurs 20 May, 5:30 pm
for 6 pm
Where: Woolley Common Room, John Woolley Building, University of Sydney
RSVP: eileen.corrigan@usyd.edu.au

10/05/2010

Wakefield Press sells French rights to Time's Long Ruin

Wakefield Press has accepted an offer from Presses de la Cite for the French rights to Time's Long Ruin by Stephen Orr.

This will be the fifth Wakefield Press book to be published in France. Sir Douglas Mawson's The Home of the Blizzard was published by Editions Paulsen, while Editions du Masque bought the Wakefield Crime Classics books The Whispering Wall by Patricia Carlon, and Beat Not the Bones and A Hank of Hair by Charlotte Jay.

04/05/2010

Wakefield Press Sale

MAD MAY SALE!

Wakefield Press is holding a big sale this Saturday, with a range of titles going cheap to book lovers. Stock up for winter!

Sat 8 May
10 am - 4 pm
1 The Parade West
Kent Town

Books from $2
20% off full-priced books

30/04/2010

Wakefield Press sells Exposure rights in Korea

Joel Magarey's Exposure is to be published in Korea.

Wakefield Press has signed the contract on Korean rights for Exposure for an undisclosed advance to Sigma Books.

This is the third Korean deal for Wakefield - previous sales were Tony Griffiths' Scandinavia (Miraebook Publishing Company, 2006) and Kate Strohm's Siblings (Hanulim Publishing Company, 2009).

13/04/2010

Wakefield Press scores 3 shortlist nominations

Three of Wakefield Press’s bestselling books have been shortlisted for the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards announced by Ian Parmenter, Director of Tasting Australia and Awards Chair, on 8 April 2010.

BEST HARD COVER RECIPE BOOK (under €35)
The Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Recipes, stories and tips from prizewinning country show cooks by Liz Harfull

BEST FOOD BOOK
One Magic Square: Grow your own food on one square metre by Lolo Houbein
Everything but the Squeal: A year of pigging out in Northern Spain by John Barlow