Spinifex Press

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Spinifex Press
FoundersRenate Klein and Susan Hawthorne
Country of originAustralia
Headquarters locationNorth Geelong, Victoria
Distributionself-distributed (Australia)
Independent Publishers Group (North America)
Gazelle Book Services (UK)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.spinifexpress.com.au

Spinifex Press is an independent feminist book publisher based in Australia.[2][3] It was established in March 1991 by Renate Klein and Susan Hawthorne. It has over 200 titles in print and publishes both fiction and non-fiction that is innovative and controversial.[4][5] It specialises in subjects of feminist interest including lesbian literature, women’s health, writing by indigenous, Asian and African women and books discussing ecology, globalisation, violence against women, prostitution and pornography. Spinifex was one of the earliest Australian publishers to adapt to new technologies by offering a web-based catalogue and enabling on-line purchase of all titles. It has been publishing ebooks since 2006.[4]

Spinifex Press celebrated its 25th anniversary in September 2016 with a two-day conference for radical feminists culminating in the drafting of a radical feminist manifesto.[6][7]

Authors are Australian and international and include Sheila Jeffreys, Melinda Tankard Reist, Finola Moorhead, Dianne Bell, Merlinda Bobis, Beryl Fletcher, Unity Dow, Maria Mies, Rose Zwi, Fethiye Cetin, Dale Spender, Mary Daly, Janice Raymond, Vandana Shiva and Julie Bindel.[8]


  1. ^ "Spinifex Press » Distribution". Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  2. ^ Melbourne, National Foundation for Australian Women and The University of Melbourne. "Spinifex Press - Organisation - The Australian Women's Register". www.womenaustralia.info. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  3. ^ "Spinifex Press. (1990-) - People and organisations". Trove. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  4. ^ a b "Spinifex Press - The Small Press Network". The Small Press Network. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  5. ^ "Spinifex Press | Independent Publishers Group". www.ipgbook.com. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  6. ^ "Spinifex Press celebrates 25th anniversary | Books+Publishing". www.booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  7. ^ "That's Radical Feminism: Renate Klein and Susan Hawthorne & 25 years of Spinifex Press | BROAD". BROAD. 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  8. ^ Press, Spinifex. "Spinifex Press » Spinifex Press 2017-2018 Catalogue". www.spinifexpress.com.au. Retrieved 2017-11-06.

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