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New books by UTS Authors

Highlighting some recent additions to our collection by UTS authors and editors.
To find works by UTS authors, refine your search using the menu on the left hand side in the Catalogue by Special Collections > UTS Authors.

Capital, Volume One

Author
Anthony Macris, University of Technology Sydney

Description
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book, Southeast Asia and South Pacific Region, Anthony Macris' highly-acclaimed debut novel Capital, Volume One takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through the overcrowded tube tunnels of London.

In a London Underground station during the build-up to peak hour: a penniless tourist, hefting an enormous backpack, is almost pushed off the crowded platform; an elderly woman craves a cigarette while staring at a government health warning; a pregnant mouse struggles to escape an oncoming train. In the tropical heat of suburban Brisbane: a lone schoolboy has a disconcerting experience while watching a film in a multiplex; three office workers mercilessly taunt a colleague; a father discusses with his young sons the morality of Stalin's starvation of the peasantry.

Call me Sasha : secret confessions of an Australian callgirl

Author
Geena Leigh, is a Master of Arts in Creative Writing student at University of Technology Sydney

Description
Told with raw honesty, this is the true story of one woman's life as a callgirl, and her ultimate redemption. At just fifteen years old, Geena had no choice but to leave home. Without an education or any real options, she found herself being lured into the sex industry by the promise of big money and the validation of strangers. She turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain of day to day life as a call girl. But even in her darkest hours, Geena refused to accept her circumstances and never stopped striving for freedom and a better life. Now, Geena has a double university degree, a successful career in corporate management and is in a loving relationship.

Call Me Sasha is the inspirational account of one woman's journey from sexual abuse through prostitution to eventual salvation. It is raw, compelling and at times even funny as Geena Leigh recounts the highs and lows of her fascinating life in the sex industry.

Only connect : short fiction about technology and us from Australia and India

Edited by
Meenakshi Bharat
Sharon Rundle, University of Technology Sydney

Description
No way back! Technology has changed communications forever.

Love notes are no longer written on scented paper. Battles are fought in cyberspace. Government and corporate intelligence are hacked for public consumption. Technology has rewritten all the rules and radically changed the way we look at the world and at ourselves. Whether we like it or not, we speak a different language today, as techno-speak creeps into public and private exchanges.

The stories in Only Connect, from India and Australia, reflect on this deep impact of technology on our lives, our relationships, and our ways of seeing things and each other.  Every story has a fresh approach; each story probes the way in which digital technology has altered our world for better or worse.

Featuring: Janhavi Acharekar, Manisha Jolie Amin, Sunil Badami, Meenakshi Bharat, Devika Brendon, Susanne Gervay, Roanna Gonsalves, Yasmine Gooneratne, Anita Heiss, Bem Le Hunte, Mridula Koshy, Anu Kumar, Chandani Lokugé, Julia Mackay Koelen, Sophie Masson, Kiran Nagarkar, Felicity Pulman, Malik Sajad, Sujata Sankranti, Neelum Saran Gour, Annie Zaidi.-- Publisher's website.

Anonymous Folk Songs

Author
James Stuart, University of Technology Sydney

Description
Anonymous Folk Songs is James Stuart’s first full-length collection of poems. His other collection is Imitation Era (Rare Object Series, Vagabond Press, 2012). His previous work is largely intermedia. He was a 2008 Asialink Literature Resident in Chengdu, China.

“The complex landscapes of today, urban and natural, become worldscapes and dreamscapes in James Stuart’s poems, traversed or experienced but never wholly commandeered by ‘the likes of you & me’. Joy, hope and even tranquillity are edged with apprehensions of destruction and change. In the rich noticing and gorgeous pleasures of these poems, and their tensile, analytical structures, there is always form and void. Layered places, moods and the mesh of thought and feeling are expressed with the uneasy eloquence of this assured poetic talent.” -- Publisher's website.

After Zionism : one state for Israel and Palestine

Edited by
Antony Loewenstein, University of Technology Sydney
Ahmed Moor

Description
"After Zionism brings together some of the world'}s leading thinkers on the Middle East question to dissect the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians, and to explore possible forms of a one-state solution. Time has run out for the two-state solution because of the unending and permanent Jewish colonisation of Palestinian land. Although deep mistrust exists on both sides of the conflict, growing numbers of Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Arabs are working together to forge a different, unified future. Progressive and realist ideas are at last gaining a foothold in the discourse, while those influenced by the colonial era have been discredited or abandoned. Whatever the political solution may be, Palestinian and Israeli lives are intertwined, enmeshed, irrevocably." -- Publisher's website.

Little chef, big curse

Author
Tilney Cotton, aka Andy Porter, is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film & TV and is also a graduand of MA in Creative Writing at University of Technology Sydney

Description
Eleven-year-old Matty Swink desperately wants to be a famous chef and escape Fenella's Food Fort, the miserable diner where he is the live-in dish washer. One day, the King of Yurp announces a grand Cook-off. Whoever creates a dish so delicious that even the pernickety Princess Meg can't refuse, will be crowned the new Royal Chef. Matty will do anything to win, but little does he know that success can leave an awfully foul taste in your mouth...especially when the main ingredient is a 500-year-old curse.