February Release: Slights by Kaaron Warren

Slights by Kaaron Warren is part of IFWG’s ‘Uncaching the Treasures‘ campaign, and it is the only reprint in the event’s catalogue. IFWG has a long and fruitful relationship with Warren, beginning with the multi-award-winning The Grief Hole, and followed up by her collection, The Gate Theory. Apart from new Warren titles coming out in the next 12 months, IFWG jumped at the chance of buying the rights to some of Warren’s back catalogue, and in particular titles that have been inaccessible for some time. Slights is the first of several such titles, and we are pleased to see the print version releasing world-wide this month.

A few events have already taken place with respect to Slights, including an insightful podcast interview of Warren by Jason Henderson of Castle of Horror, and a blog interview by Maureen Flynn.

When Stevie Searle almost dies in the accident that kills her mother, she doesn’t see a shining path or a golden light.

Instead, she sees everyone she’s ever slighted, waiting to take a piece of her in a cold, dark room. The person whose place she took in the queue, the schoolmate she cheated off, the bus driver she didn’t pay? All waiting. All wanting to take their revenge when she finally crosses over.

Stevie is fascinated by the dark room so she sends herself there again.

And again.

And Again.

Slights is now available worldwide through all good bricks and mortar and online stores, print and ebook.

Cover Reveal: Slights by Kaaron Warren

It is with great pleasure that we reveal the front cover art and design of the upcoming reprint, Slights, by Kaaron Warren. Great work by Vince Haig, who has been commissioned to add continuity to IFWG’s catalogue of upcoming books by Warren, including Mistification and Walking the Tree (both released in 2021).

Slights will be released world-wide in ebook format from 15 November 2020, and in print format 8 February 2021.

Preorders for the print version is now open.

New Signing: The Years of the Wolf by Craig Cormick

IFWG Publishing Australia is almost exclusively a publisher of children’s and speculative fiction. Every once in a while we come across something special and not quite in our normal publishing line, and something we can’t say no to. Such is the case with Craig Cormick’s The Years of the Wolf.

The novel is a based on a rather bizarre moment in Australian history, which holds resonance for both the Centenary of World War One and issues around internment.

It is based on the true story of German civilians who were interned in an old prison on the coast near Kempsey in New South Wales, during WWI – and is told as an intriguing story of murder, cross-dressing, and the impacts of war on society. From a number of angles, we would classify this story as a psychological war horror story.

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Craig Cormick is an award-winning Canberra author and science journalist. He has published over 25 books of fiction, non-fiction and children’s fiction, with both small and mainstream publishers, in Australia and overseas. Much of his work deals with reinterpretations of history. He is a former Chair of the ACT Writers Centre, and his writing awards include a Queensland Premier’s Award, ACT Book of the Year Award, the Tasmania Writers Prize and a Victorian Community History Award. He is a graduate of the Yale Writing Program, has taught writing at university and community levels, has been a writer in residence at the University of Science in Penang in Malaysia, and an Antarctic Arts Fellow travelling to Antarctica.

Welcome Craig! We look forward to publishing your work early in 2018.

Forthcoming Release: The Gate Theory by Kaaron Warren

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to have acquired worldwide print and digital book rights for Kaaron Warren’s short story collection, The Gate Theory. “This collection attracted much-deserved rave reviews when it was published in 2015, and when we heard that its rights were available, we jumped for it,” Gerry Huntman, Managing Director IFWG Publishing Australia stated. “Last year we published Kaaron’s The Grief Hole, and we see this work as complementing it in our catalogue.”

The Gate Theory will be released in coming days, both in print and ebook formats, and will also be available in significant discounted form when purchasing The Grief Hole through the publisher, as part of a two-title deal.

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Front and back cover artwork by Carlo Cotronis and design by Jeffery E Doherty.

“We’re all in pain. We try to keep the gates closed by falling in love, travelling, avoiding responsibility, getting drunk, taking drugs…anything to lose ourselves.
But the dull ache remains in each of us.These stories are about the gates opening.”

The Gate Theory holds six tales by award-winning Australian author Kaaron Warren. 
 
Each story resonates with the pain of living.