Welcome to the UWA Publishing website!
We are a Perth-based publisher that produces beautiful books with big stories, big ideas and a strong sense of place.
We put some questions to S.A. Jones, author of a new novel with one of our favourite titles ever, Isabelle of the Moon and Stars, to find out a little bit about her writing, how the novel came to be, and why it was important for her to write this book.
Why did you choose to write about mental illness and ‘the dark places’?
I was unsatisfied by the portrayal of mental illness in popular culture. I noticed a trend towards representing the mentally ill as idiosyncratic but endearing and largely ‘curable’ by love (think Silver Linings Playbook, When Mr Dog Bites et al). On the other hand there was the ‘suicide chic’ trope of, say, A Million Little Pieces.
Join the lovely staff at Bookcaffe in Swanbourne on Thursday 20 November as they welcome Richard Rossiter to read from and discuss his new novella, Thicker Than Water.
Emily from Bookcaffe says: "Not only is Richard Rossiter one of Western Australia's most talented writers, he is also a valuable member of our literary community. His contribution as editor, teacher, mentor, and judge of writing competitions has proven invaluable, and I believe that it is in no small part due to the efforts of Richard and his ilk that Western Australia is emerging as a state with many and varied talented writers."