Robbie Arnott

“A strange and joyous marvel” Richard Flanagan, Man Booker-winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthIt starts with a fisherman hunting for tuna, his sidekick a young seal as fast as quicksilver, a relationship forged in blood and fishmeat, but broken by the black heft of the sea; then a young man whose mother burned up outside, the scorch marks still on the grass, who fears the same fate for his sister so builds her a coffin, even though she’s still breathing and very much alive; a water rat swimming upriver, a god in his element until he finds that some gods are more powerful than o …


Allen & Unwin acquires ‘mesmerising’ Hannah Gadsby memoir

4 September 2018

Allen & Unwin have acquired UK Commonwealth rights to Ten Steps to Nanette, the memoir by Australian comedian and performer Hannah Gadsby. Hannah Gadsby’s powerful stand-up routine Nanette debuted in 2017, and garnered rapturous international acclaim when it was streamed on Netflix in 2018. Ten Steps to Nanette is a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of Gadsby’s life leading up to her realisation that she had to quit comedy as she knew it, a decision that she interrogates in her performance. Editorial Director Clare Drysdale said: ‘Seeing Hannah Gadsby perform Nanette …