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The Spin Newsletter, Issue 22, 9th December 2011
Last week Susan Hawthorne's Chapbook Valence: Considering War through Poetry and Theory was launched at Collected Works to an appreciative audience. Susan and fellow poet Robyn Rowland read each other's work, taking the listener on a painful, yet very human journey through stories of war.

Robyn Rowland & Susan Hawthorne   Robyn Rowland & Susan Hawthorne


We're excited to learn that Bite Your Tongue by Francesca Rendle-Short has been listed in the Australian Book Review as 2011 book of the year by Paul Hetherington.

Listen out for Patricia Sykes author of The Abbotsford Mysteries on ABC's Radio National Spiirit of Things program on Christmas day.

Susan Hawthorne will be reading from Valence on 3CR's Spoken Word program on the 29th December. 

Big Porn Inc
will be available in the Us in March 2012, you can pre-order a copy now through Barnes & Noble. If you're in the UK, the book is now available from Waterstone's ahead of the April 2012 release.

Big Porn Inc contributors continue to have their voices heard, check out Nina Funnell's piece on the ABC's Religion and Ethics program, 'Just kids being Kids? Sexting and Peer-to-Peer Porn.' Melinda Tankard Reist recently spoke on air on ABC's North Coast NSW on the sexualisation of young girls, and a culture that allows the likes of Kyle Sandilands to remain on air regardless of his recent threats and verbal attack on a female journalist. Abigail Bray spoke on New Zealand's Radio One 91FM, check out the show's blog, Too Fat for Our Pants.

The Abbotsford Mysteries by Patricia Sykes had a great review in Australian Poetry.

Pornland author Gail Dines co-authored an article on the ABC's Religion and Ethics program, 'Resiting sexualisation isn't moral panic: it's politics.'

Moving Galleries interviewed Susan Hawthorne about her two latest collections of poetry, Valence: Considering War through Poetry and Theory and Cow.


A special limited-time offer on some classic spinifex books! We have fourteen beloved backlist books that we will be selling in bundles of four, for only $10 (free freight). This offer will last until December 19th, so get your orders in quick. To order call 9329-6088 or email Maralann on Just tell us which four books you'd like in your bundle.
  1. Moebius Trip by Giti Thandani
  2. Travelling Alone Together by Miriel Lenore & Lousie Crisp
  3. The Kindness of Strangers: a history of the Lort smith Animal Hospital by Felicity Jack
  4. Between the Lines by Bernice Morris
  5. Cowrie by Cathie Dunsford
  6. The Journey Home by Cathie Dunsford
  7. Motherlode by Stephanie Holt & Maryanne Lynch
  8. Thriller and Me by Merrilee Moss
  9. The Heavens May Fall by Unity Dow
  10. The Peaceful Army by Fiona Eldershaw
  11. Poppy's Progress by Pat Rosier
  12. Another Year In Africa by Rose Zwi
  13. The Silicon Tongue by Beryl Fletcher 
  14. Still Waving by Laurene Kelly
And for all our other books, we are offering free freight on all orders made for delivery in Australia until the 19th of December


Kathleen Barry author of Unmaking War Remaking Men writes an open letter to Australia, 'Condolences to Australia'

Spinifex intern Imogen Kandel has done a lot of the hard work in compiling a list to help us with 'Sexploitation-Free Christmas Gift Ideas'

And writer Natalie Kon-yu celebrates the cafe and coffee ritual that so often goes hand in hand with writing in her blog, 'Coffee & Writers.'


From all the staff at Spinifex Press we wish you the best for the holiday season. We will be closed from the 22nd of December until the 3rd of January. The next Spin Newsletter will be in February.


Congratulations to last month's winner Pat Mitchell, who received a copy of The Abbostford Mysteries. Look out for the next newsletter when we will introduce an ongoing monthly giveaway.


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Spinifex Press Staff

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