‘In her new book, Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean (NewSouth Publishing, 2018), historian Joy McCann explores the history of the vast Southern Ocean, from icy Antarctica to the southern coastlines of Australia, South America, and South Africa. From the journals of navigators centuries ago to scientific instruments today, the ocean has been more than just a scientific … More New Books Network podcast
Delighted to see this review of Wild Sea in Crosslight, a publication of the Uniting Church of Australia. Thank you Nick Mattiske for reflecting on its messages and bringing it to the attention of your readers.
A big THANKS to the 80 or so people who came along to the Canberra launch of Wild Sea on Saturday 25 August at MoAD. The event kicked off with drinks from the former Members’ Bar in Old Parliament House, then a welcome and introduction from Professor Frank Bongiorno, Head of the ANU School of … More Wild Sea launched at the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival
Thanks to Tim and Lyn at Tim’s Bookshop Canterbury for hosting a book event to promote Wild Sea at their store last weekend in Melbourne. It was an intimate gathering, with Tim starting proceedings by singing a ‘love song to an ocean’. It’s a great little bookshop located at 143 Maling Road, Canterbury for anyone wanting to browse in … More Book event at Tim’s Bookshop
I am thrilled to be starting research for a new book provisionally titled ‘Tales of a Frozen Land: Australians and Antarctica’, commissioned by NLA Publishing for the National Library of Australia. Much of my research will be undertaken in the NLA’s Petherick Reading Room (pictured above). Here’s the announcement in the July edition of the … More The beginning of another new southern adventure!
Over the past few weeks since the release of Wild Sea, I have been thrilled and humbled to receive some wonderful reviews and feedback from readers both in Australia and overseas. Here are a few examples, in no particular order. McCann’s wide-ranging research is presented in clear and often vivid prose which conveys her love and respect for … More Some feedback and reviews