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Memoir, story and pictures: Anzac books to help us remember

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of Australia’s first major military action and is also a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. From women war artists to home-front heroes, memoir to picture books, we’ve put together a list of 10 books that recognise the contribution and suffering of all those who served or who lived through those turbulent times.

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CEO says books aren’t built in a day

Despite careful planning, years in advance, I’m still occasionally surprised by the way certain topics or themes emerge across a year-long publishing program. After reading Marcella Polain’s Driving into the Sun – and knowing that James Foley was working on a graphic novel called Chickensaurus – I thought that perhaps 2019 might end up being the year of the chook. Instead, we seem to have deserted the henhouse and taken up residence in the architect’s office.

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