UTS Library

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.

Seeds & Skeletons : the 30th UTS Writers' Anthology

Author
Various Authors , University of Technology Sydney

Description - The UTS Writers’ Anthology is an annual publication produced by the University of Technology Sydney. Students from the undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs submit their work anonymously, and a student editorial committee selects and edits the Anthology over a period of four months. In 2016, from over 300 submissions, the committee selected 25 outstanding pieces.

Over the years the Anthology has featured UTS alumni who have gone on to make names for themselves as authors. Gillian Mears, Bernard Cohen, Jill Jones, MTC Cronin, David Astle and Arabella Edge, along with more recent emerging authors such as P.M. Newton, Clinton Caward, Julie Chevalier and Isabelle Li, have all had early or indeed their first publications here.

In addition, the Anthology has been supported by forewords from leading writers such as James Bradley, Delia Falconer, Nam Le and Anna Funder – many of whom have been involved with the UTS creative writing program, and who have acknowledged the outstanding talent of its students. The foreword to the 2016 Anthology is by the author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion.

The Teachers Secret

Author
Suzanne Maree Leal , Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Technology Sydney

Description - A small coastal town is rocked by scandal when a beloved teacher is forced into early retirement.

  • A popular teacher with something to hide.
  • A new principal determined to uncover the truth.
  • A young mother, suddenly single, who struggles to rebuild her life.
  • A grieving daughter who must learn to face the world again.
  • A family forced to flee their homeland and start afresh.
  • A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it's hard to know who to trust and what to believe.

The Teacher's Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.

Information verification in the digital age the news library perspective

Author
Nora Martin, Casual Academic, BA in Communication (Information) Executive Certificate in Knowledge Management, MA in Information and Knowledge Management, University of Technology Sydney

Description - This book will contemplate the nature of our participatory digital media culture, the diversity of actors involved, and how the role of the news librarian has evolved--from information gatekeeper to knowledge networker, collaborating and facilitating content creation with print and broadcast media professionals. It will explore how information professionals assist in the newsroom, drawing on the author's experiential knowledge as an embedded research librarian in the media industry.

The past decade has seen significant changes in the media landscape. Large media outlets have traditionally controlled news and information flows, with everyone obtaining news via these dominant channels. In the digital world, the nature of what constitutes news has changed in fundamental ways. Social media and technologies such as crowdsourcing now play a pivotal role in how broadcast media connects and engages with their audiences.

Wood Green

Author
Sean Rabin, MA in Information and Knowledge Management, University of Technology Sydney

Description - Michael, an aspiring writer who has recently finished his PhD, takes a job as the secretary to his literary hero, Lucian Clarke, a reclusive novelist with a mysterious cosmopolitan past, who lives in a cottage in a village on a mountain outside Hobart which gives the book its title, Wood Green.

Peopled by an ensemble cast, the local publican, the single mother who manages the pub's kitchen, the unhappily married couple that runs the corner store, a newcomer from Johannesburg with a murky past, a snivelling B&B proprietor and a determined ex-girlfriend, Wood Green artfully evokes the claustrophobia of small-town life.

While Michael believes he is making a new life for himself, Lucian has other plans. Rabin writes with wit and intelligence - and deftly executes an unsuspected plot twist - in his exploration of the perils of literary ambition and the elusive prospect of artistic legacy.

Dark Fires Shall Burn

Author
Anna Westbrook, Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Contemporary Cultures), University of Technology Sydney

Description - Sydney, 1946. Eleven-year-old Nancy and her best friend, Frances, are growing up in the doglegged streets of Newtown and into a world they do not understand. It is the aftermath of World War II and thousands of damaged soldiers have returned to their homes, bearing the psychological scars of battle with them.

Meanwhile, in the seediest part of the city, fifteen-year-old Templeton lives amid bootleggers, gangs, and prostitutes with his sister Annie and her friends. Threatened by Annie's abusive partner, the nefarious Jack Tooth, they are forced to seek protection from a Darlinghurst madam: the once-powerful grog runner Dolly Jenkins. Soon, Templeton is drawn into an enigmatic underbelly of violence, sexuality, and secrets.

When Frances witnesses an attempted assassination one night, two worlds become inevitably intertwined. Templeton and the girls must grow up quickly and confront the darkness in the lives of those around them.

Dark Fires Shall Burn is a superbly atmospheric, powerful debut about justice, vengeance, and the power of grief.

Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention

Author
Lucy Fiske, Chancellor's Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, University of Technology Sydney

Description - This book builds a compelling picture of injustices inside immigration detention centers, within the context of the rise of the use of immigration detention in the Global North.

The author presents the rarely heard voices of refugees, bringing their perspectives to light and personalising and humanising a global political issue.

Based on in-depth interviews with formerly detained refugees who were involved in a wide range of protests, such as sit-ins and non-compliance, hunger strikes, lip sewing, escapes and riots,

Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention presents a comprehensive insight into immigration detention and protest. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, the book challenges contemporary human rights discourses which institutionalise power and will be a must-read for scholars, advocates and policymakers engaged in debates about immigration detention and forced migration.

Available as PDF in eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).

Keay's Insolvency : Personal and Corporate Law and Practice

Authors
Jason Harris, Associate Professor, Law, University of Technology Sydney
Michael Murray, Fellow at Queensland University of Technology and Australian Academy of Law

Description - The ninth edition of Keays Insolvency has not only been updated with the latest case law and law reform developments, but now has greater emphasis on legal and insolvency practice.

Major insolvency reforms became law in Australia on 29 February 2016, with an expected commencement date of 1 March 2017. 

Keay’s Insolvency is the only insolvency text book that:

  • covers both the existing law and practice of 2016 and foreshadows the new regime in 2017;
  • offers commentary and analysis of other insolvency reforms pending in 2016 under the government’s important Innovation Agenda, which seeks to promote entrepreneurial business activity. 

The timing of these important reforms is such that those studying and practising in insolvency need to have an understanding of what the law is now, and what is coming next year. 

It includes references throughout to ASIC and AFSA regulatory guidance, Court rules, the ARITA Code, and specific tax issues and forms. 

Handmade for baby : 25 keepsakes to create with love

Authors
Charlotte Rivers
Emily Gregory, Designer at UTS Library, B. Design (Visual Communications) Honours, University of Technology Sydney

Description - The arrival of a new baby is not only cause for celebration, but also the perfect opportunity to get creative. Handmade for Baby goes beyond the usual sewing-oriented titles, to include a wide range of crafts such as paper cutting, felting, and crochet, as well as featuring simple home décor ideas for the nursery and styling ideas for parties and photo sessions.

All projects are kept easy and achievable - no specialist skills or equipment required - appealing to infrequent crafters and friends who may feel less confident about their craft skills, but still want to contribute something special and handmade to the baby shower. S

tencils are provided throughout the book where applicable, and galleries at the end of each chapter showcase an inspirational selection of finished projects, highlighting the fantastic results that can be achieved with different craft techniques. .

Jazz and totalitarianism

Author
Bruce Johnson ,Adjunct Professor, School of Communication, University of Technology Sydney

DescriptionJazz and Totalitarianism examines jazz in a range of regimes that in significant ways may be described as totalitarian, historically covering the period from the Franco regime in Spain beginning in the 1930s to present-day Iran and China.

The book presents an overview of the two central terms and their development since their contemporaneous appearance in cultural and historiographical discourses in the early twentieth century, comprising fifteen essays written by specialists on particular regimes situated in a wide variety of time periods and places. Interdisciplinary in nature, this compelling work will appeal to students from Music and Jazz Studies to Political Science, Sociology, and Cultural Theory.

Available online through ProQuest ebrary

Whole Wild World

Author
Tom Dusevic, Journalist and Academic, University of Technology Sydney

Description - In this exuberant and compelling memoir of family and childhood, readers will be swept away by Tom Dusevic's verve, warmth and honesty. 

Suburban Sydney in the 1970s is an adventure playground, especially for a busybody, free-range kid with energy, big appetites and ungodly urges. In such open space, backyards are arenas for daydreaming and free play, scars are marks of wisdom and school is an obstacle course between pleasure and pain. And so is home, as the author tries to make sense of his parents' history and identity, known but unknowable, as post-war refugees from Croatia. He longs to be liberated from the family's quirks and the past and finds his escape in quiet moments of awe and simplicity.

This is a sensory tale of a glorious time to grow up in Australia by a visceral writer whose epiphanies are as startling as they are hilarious. From rowdy street protests and footy crowds, to the serenity of the Roselands Raindrop Fountain and storm-water canals, to the fevered set of a TV quiz show and the disco floor, Dusevic launches himself into the whole wild world 

Managing Sport Mega-Events

Author
Stephen Frawley, Senior Lecturer, Management Discipline Group, University of Technology Sydney

DescriptionManaging Sport Mega-Events explores global developments in the management of sport mega-events. Sport mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup have been examined from a number of academic perspectives including history, sociology, politics, urban planning and economics. What is lacking, however, is a book which identifies and evaluates the current issues and complexities faced by those charged with the responsibility of managing these sport mega-events. This book fills the gap.

The book addresses three broad but interconnected themes. First, strategic matters are explored focusing on the rise of sport mega-events, the management of stakeholders and governance issues. Second, how organisers can best ensure the sustainable management of sport mega-events is considered. Third, operational matters and related issues are examined including media management, broadcast management, venue management, risk management, marketing and sponsorship management.

The book draws on leading international sport management scholars, each of whom has expertise in the organisation of sport mega-events. It makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature.


UTS Library is dedicated to collecting the books of UTS Authors. If we have missed adding anything published in the last 3 years by UTS staff, students or alumni, please let us know by emailing Merrillie Redden.