Andrew Nette Book Launch

Andrew Nette Book Launch

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Please join us for the book launch of Pulp Fiction and the Rise of the Australian Paperback, the first book-length study of Sydney-based Horwitz Publications!

Horwitz Publications, Pulp Fiction and the Rise of the Australian Paperback is the first book-length study of Sydney-based Horwitz Publications, the largest and most dynamic Australian pulp publisher to emerge after World War II. Although best known for its cheaply produced, sometimes luridly packaged, softcover books, Horwitz Publications played a far larger role in mainstream Australian publishing than has been so far recognised, particularly in the expansion of the paperback from the late 1950s onwards.

The book has been published by Anthem Press through their Studies in Australian Literature and Culture series and their Studies in Book History and Publishing series. You can find more details here:

Dr Andrew Nette has a PhD from Macquarie University and is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, based in Melbourne. He is the co-editor of three books on the history post war pulp and popular fiction, all published by PM Press. The most recent of these, Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985, was the recipient of an Aurelias and Locus Magazine award and has been nominated for a Hugo Award and a British Fantasy Society Award. He is also the author of Rollerball, a monograph on Norman Jewison’s 1975 dystopian classic of the same name, published by Liverpool University Press. His writing on film, books and culture has also appeared in a variety of print and on-line publications. You can find him at his website, and on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.

Dr Stuart Kells is Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University’s College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce. He is a widely published author who has written on subjects including libraries, intellectual property, economic regulation, professional services, financial markets and diamond mining. He won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize in 2015 and again in 2018.


Date & time

Thu 08 Sep 2022, 4.30–6pm


Online Event


Dr Andrew Nette
Dr Stuart Kells


Monique Rooney


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