2022 Christmas Gifting Guide

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Stuck for ideas for your Christmas shopping? We've got you covered!

We have curated a list of great UWA Publishing books just for you. This year we have a fantastic selection of new release titles, best-sellers, and great backlist books from years gone by.

To ensure you receive your books for Christmas we suggest buying in-person from your local bookshop or selecting 'local pickup' on our website and collecting your order directly from us here at Love House 28 Broadway Crawley.

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Madukka The River Serpent is a striking novel about family and resistance from Australian Darug Burruberongal writer and playwright Julie Janson. Lies and corruption are hiding the truth from reaching the surface. And the Darling River, the sacred Barka is running out of water. Aunty June may be out of her depth, but nothing will stop her fighting for her people and her land. Buy here.


Scale to Tail is a sustainable cookbook for Australian seafood by Jordan Goetze and Paul 'Yoda' Iskov. If we broaden the range of seafood we eat, we can reduce the pressure on our more favoured species. Sustainable cooking is a simple way we can play a role in supporting healthy fisheries. Buy here.


Misadventures in Nature’s Paradise explores the earliest history of Australia’s Indian Ocean territories of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island. A time possibly coined the Dutch Era, saw Dutch cartographers voyaging eastward across the southern Indian Ocean to the East Indies, and occasionally falling victim to shipwreck disasters. Buy here.


Hopeless Kingdom is the winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award. Inspired by the author’s own experience of migration from Africa to Australia, this story signals a powerful new voice in Australian writing. Hopeless Kingdom gives a voice to the silent heartache of searching for acceptance in an adopted society which can’t look past the surface of skin colour. Buy here.


Banjawarn is an unsettling debut from Josh Kemp. Echoing Cormac McCarthy’s haunting border trilogy and narrative vernacular that recalls the sparse lyricism of Randolph Stow and Tim Winton, this is a darkly funny novel that earns its place amongst the stable of Australian gothic literature. Buy here.


The Ascension of Sheep Volume One the first volume of a three-volume Collected Poems by John Kinsella that dates back to when he was seventeen, and moves on through forty-one-plus years of writing and memorising poetry. These volumes of poetry are a landmark addition to Australian literature. Buy here.




Extinctions by Josephine Wilson was the 2017 Miles Franklin winner. Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction – natural, racial, national and personal – and what we can do to prevent them. Buy here.


In Noongar Bush Medicine, the authors have recorded information on many of the medicinal plants that were regularly used by the Noongar people of the south-west of Western Australia. They hope it will ensure that the traditional knowledge is not lost forever with the passing of elders and traditional healers. Buy here.


In Noongar Bush Tucker the authors describe over 260 species of the edible plants and fungi that were regularly gathered by the Noongars of the Bibbulmun Nation of the south-west of Western Australia before and after colonisation. Many of these plants and fungi are difficult to find today because of land clearing for crops and the farming of sheep and cattle. Buy here.





Moving from the north-east of Scotland to the Shetland Isles to Fremantle, Australia, Elemental is a novel about the life you make from the life you are given. Buy here.


Dustfall is the tale of the crashing consequences of medical error, the suffering caused by asbestos mining and the power of storytelling. Dustfall is the debut novel from the author of Tiny Uncertain Miracles. Buy here.


Hearing Maud details Jessica White's experiences of deafness after losing her hearing at age four. It charts how she was estranged from people and turned to reading and writing for solace. Buy here.


Not sure what to pick? There's always the option of a gift card! Click here to purchase a gift card.

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