Macquarie PEN Anthology

General Editor: Nicholas Jose
Macquarie PEN Anthology website

A landmark anthology of Australian literary writing across all genres from over two centuries, this is an authoritative collection more than six years in the making, providing a window onto Australian culture. An essential addition to every Australian’s library.

Nicholas introduces the Anthology:

“The first and foremost aim of this book is to make available to readers and students a sampling of the range of Australian writing, putting striking works from recent times together with works from the past that have become less familiar. By ordering the material chronologically, in a historical sweep from the first writing in English done in Australia to innovative work from the early years of the twenty-first century, and by encompassing a jostling variety of genres and styles, including letters, journals, speeches and songs, we intend that the anthology show the phases of change and development in Australian literature, and in Australian society and culture more generally.” Read the full introduction here.

Books available:

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter
ISBN 9781741754384
Published by Allen and Unwin (Aus)
Winner of the 2008 Deadly Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Literature

Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature

ISBN 9780773534599
Published by McGill Queens (Canada)

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

ISBN 9781741754407
Published by Allen and Unwin (Aus)
Winner, 2010 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Special Award
Winner, 2010 Australian Educational Publishing Awards, Tertiary (wholly Australian) Scholarly Reference category

Shortlisted for the General Non-fiction Book of the Year in the 2010, Australian Book Industry Awards

The Literature of Australia: An Anthology

ISBN 9780393934663
Published by W.W. Norton & Company (US)