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Celebrate 100 years of A&U and win ONE HUNDRED BOOKS - worth over $2500!

In August 2014, we are celebrating one hundred years of Allen & Unwin – that is an entire century of book publishing!

From the early days in London to going native in Australia, we are immensely proud of our history and to celebrate this incredible milestone, we are offering readers the chance to win a library of one hundred books from our locally-published backlist.

From Archie Weller to Andrew McGahan, Marele Day to Marieke Hardy, Odo Hirsch to Alison Lester, this is a once-in-one-hundred-years prize!

To find out more about our history visit our blog, and for your chance to win just answer the question below!


100 books

The One Hundred Books:

  1. Going Home by Archie Weller 
  2. Thick Face Black Heart by Chin-Ning Chu 
  3. Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman by Odo Hirsch 
  4. The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender by Marele Day 
  5. My Girragundji by Meme McDonald & Boori Monty Pryor 
  6. Love and Vertigo by Hsu-Ming Teo 
  7. 45 and 47 Stella Street by Elizabeth Honey 
  8. The Big Big Big Book of Tashi by A Fienberg, B Fienberg & K Gamble 
  9. Lionheart by Jesse Martin 
  10. Parvana by Deborah Ellis 
  11. The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley by Martine Murray 
  12. SAS : Phantoms of War by David Horner 
  13. There's a Bear in There by Merridy Eastman 
  14. Sabriel by Garth Nix 
  15. Growth Fetish by Clive Hamilton 
  16. A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi 
  17. Papunya School Book of Country and History by Papunya School 
  18. Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs 
  19. Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller 
  20. Mister Monday by Garth Nix 
  21. Fox by Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks 
  22. A Bastard of a Place by Peter Brune 
  23. Dark Victory by David Marr & Marian Wilkinson 
  24. Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry 
  25. Nicky Barr, An Australian Air Ace by Peter Dornan 
  26. Loner by Bernard Lagan 
  27. Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs...She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse by Paul Carter 
  28. The White Earth by Andrew McGahan 
  29. The Broken Book by Susan Johnson 
  30. The Echo by Minette Walters 
  31. Patio by Jamie Durie 
  32. Candy by Luke Davies 
  33. Choosing Happiness by Stephanie Dowrick 
  34. Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr 
  35. Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes 
  36. A Very Rude Awakening by Peter Grose 
  37. Spider Trap by Barry Maitland 
  38. On Patrol with the SAS by Gary McKay 
  39. Packer's Lunch by Neil Chenoweth 
  40. Jonestown by Chris Masters 
  41. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 
  42. This Year It Will be Different by Maeve Binchy 
  43. Nim's Island by Wendy Orr & Kerry Millard 
  44. Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville 
  45. Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan 
  46. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens 
  47. The Children by Charlotte Wood 
  48. Arthur Boyd by Darleen Bungey 
  49. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant 
  50. Australia's Birthstain by Babette Smith 
  51. The Pact by Jodi Picoult 
  52. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows 
  53. Dead Man Running by Ross Coulthart & Duncan McNab 
  54. Wildlife of Australia by Louise Egerton & Jiri Lochman 
  55. The Other Anzacs by Peter Rees 
  56. Aboriginal Australians by Richard Broome 
  57. Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature by Nicholas Jose 
  58. Red Dust by Fleur McDonald 
  59. Kaitangata Twitch by Margaret Mahy 
  60. Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali 
  61. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey 
  62. Platypus by Ann Moyal 
  63. The Colony by Grace Karskens 
  64. Hurry Up and Meditate by David Michie 
  65. Cleo by Helen Brown 
  66. The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do 
  67. Australians by Thomas Keneally 
  68. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas 
  69. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 
  70. Six Months of Panic by Trevor Sykes 
  71. Liar by Justine Larbalestier 
  72. Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott 
  73. Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James 
  74. You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead by Marieke Hardy 
  75. Double Entry by Jane Gleeson-White 
  76. Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan 
  77. How to Organise & Operate a Small Business in Australia by John W English 
  78. Red by Libby Gleeson 
  79. Growing Old Outrageously by Hilary Linstead & Elisabeth Davies 
  80. An Outback Life by Mary Groves 
  81. Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic 
  82. Dirty Deeds by Mark Evans 
  83. Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears 
  84. The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton 
  85. On the Farm by Roland Harvey 
  86. Don't Start Me Talking by Paul Kelly 
  87. Bill the Bastard by Roland Perry 
  88. The Brotherhoods by Arthur Veno & Edward Gannon 
  89. The Mothers' Group by Fiona Higgins 
  90. Southeast Asia by Milton Osborne 
  91. The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout 
  92. Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser 
  93. The Stalking of Julia Gillard by Kerry-Anne Walsh 
  94. Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood 
  95. In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl 
  96. The Best Australian Yarns by Jim Haynes 
  97. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner 
  98. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 
  99. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C Morais 
  100. Imagine (25th Anniversary edition) by Alison Lester 

Five runners up will receive a limited edition hardback copy of A Hundred Years of Allen & Unwin: 1914 - 2014.