Backroom Press: Books from the Kimberley, Australia

Books from the Kimberley | Online bookshop


NOTE: COVID has dealt us a few curve balls over the past couple of weeks so some of our events have been cancelled or changed (but not too many!).

You can download an updated program summary here.

Corrugated Onlines

While you’re waiting for Corrugated Lines 2021, we have an exciting ONLINE event: A serial novella written by invited authors including Pat Lowe, Jacqueline Wright and Madelaine Dickie. Click below to start reading!

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Winners will be announced at the Prologue (opening) of the Corrugated Lines festival, Friday 30th July at the Pearl Luggers in Broome.

Big news!
Guess who’s getting a new edition…

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Coming soon…

Latest Title: Me and My Semicolon

by Rani Middleton

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Me and My Semicolon is a young mother’s day-by-day account of her journey through bowel cancer, from the shock of the first diagnosis until days before her death.

Rani Middleton writes with a raw immediacy – keenly observant of the small things, while at the same time grappling with life’s big questions as she comes to terms with her prognosis. She is a gifted writer, pitilessly honest about the hard parts, but leavening the awfulness with moments of fun, enchantment, and enjoyment of the absurd.

Trent Dalton described it as ‘a truly harrowing, often hilarious, always illuminating literary odyssey’.

Buy it from our bookshop. $24.95.

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Backroom Press is a micro-publisher located in Broome, a small Kimberley town in the north of Western Australia. It was set up to publish entertaining and educational books from the region.

Backroom Press was founded by three friends in 2006, and incorporated three years later as a Not-for-Profit Association.

We work to foster understanding between different cultural groups, support community educational projects and participate in public events such as festivals and workshops.

We aim to delight, entertain and enlighten through the publication of books that resonate with authentic Kimberley voices telling Kimberley stories.

Our online bookshop features a growing list of children’s and adults’ titles representing the diversity of the region. You are sure to find something for everyone.

If you wish to submit a manuscript for consideration, please refer to our guidelines.

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