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Queensland Literary Awards

MidnightSun Publishing has decided to help the Queensland Literary Awards in their Pozible campaign to raise funds desperately needed after Queensland Premier Campbell Newman decided, as one of his first actions in office, to scrap the funding for the awards. Fortunately, the target has been reached so the awards will go ahead this year, but without prize money for the winners. Thanks to all the amazing volunteers for making this happen.


Fantastic reviews make us beam with pride

Anna Solding’s novel The Hum of Concrete keeps getting wonderful reviews. On a cold and wintry Adelaide Monday like today, we can only say how proud we are of Anna and her book. Two glowing reviews in one day. The week couldn’t have started any better:

Successful Meet the Author session at Mostly Books

Much to our surprise on a rainy and miserable Adelaide night, the turn out was great at Anna Solding’s first ever Meet the Author session on Wednesday 20 June 2012. Members of an entire book club, who had all read the book with interest, came along to ask questions about it. Anna talked about the inspiration for the book and the long journey from idea to publication. Will there ever be a sequel? she was asked. The answer was: maybe… Anna has always been interested in writing more about the men who feature in The Hum of Concrete to show life from their point of view. You never know. Continue reading Successful Meet the Author session at Mostly Books

Sneak Peek of Pangamonium


Arrested Without Cause

Some travel to find themselves—I was travelling to get lost. Panga seemed a perfect place to start. Ever since the monarchy of the tiny kingdom had been overwhelmed by a military regime, the ban on international telecommunications and the web meant that anyone was hard to pin down. Here I couldn’t be phoned, emailed, texted or poked on Facebook. You couldn’t even Google me. In short, it was a good place to be unaccountable, which suited me fine. Continue reading Sneak Peek of Pangamonium


by Zanesh Catkin


Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself

Francis is a journalist looking for a big story in the tiny kingdom of Panga. He finds himself attempting to liberate a bunch of child slaves making sex toys for the West. Toss in an African pilgrim named Easter on a quest to find his grandfather’s grave filled with pirate gold, a military regime oppressing the citizens of Panga, and a Continue reading Pangamonium

Zanesh Catkin joins MidnightSun

Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin
Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin

Book Launch!

We are delighted to announce that our second novel is on its way. On Friday 20th July 2012, MidnightSun Publishing will launch Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin. It’s a witty romp with its heart set firmly on its sleeve.

Zanesh is already hard at work tweeting about everything and anything @ZaneshCatkin if you are that way inclined. You can also read more about him and the book on his website: or his Facebook page. Continue reading Zanesh Catkin joins MidnightSun

Zanesh Catkin

Zanesh Catkin
Zanesh Catkin getting close and personal with a fish

Zanesh Catkin was horribly disfigured in a childhood accident; as a result he spent his early life hidden in attics. He was taken in by a kind family from Minnesota, who offered a loving home and some plastic surgery. Later, they moved to Australia and the confusion really set in.

Free copies of The Hum of Concrete as ebook!

After the success of Anna Solding’s book signing last week, we are in a very happy place and would like to offer the Kindle version of The Hum of Concrete for FREE. Starting tomorrow and lasting for three days only, Wednesday 2nd May until Friday 4 May 2012, The Hum of Concrete can be downloaded from Amazon without charge. Try it! Tell your friends not to miss out on a fantastic opportunity to get their hands on this amazing book for free.

Radio interview this Monday

We are delighted to announce that Anna Solding has been invited to talk on Radio Adelaide this Monday, 23 April 2012. She will be interviewed on breakfast radio at 8.10 am. The Radio Adelaide frequency is 101.5 fm and you get to it online here: Anna will be talking about her novel The Hum of Concrete, which has been very well received since its publication in March. Happy listening! Don’t forget that you can also catch up with Anna in person at Dillons Norwood Bookshop at her book signing on Saturday 28 April 2012, from 12 noon.

Best Seller!

The Hum of Concrete - Best Seller
The Hum of Concrete – Best Seller

The Hum of Concrete is now on the Best Sellers shelf in Dillons Norwood Bookshop! What an amazing feat for a new author and a new publisher. Anna Solding will be signing copies of her novel at Dillons on Saturday 28 April from 12 noon. She would love to chat with you! If you are looking for a Mother’s Day present, birthday present or simply a great read – look no further than a signed copy of The Hum of Concrete.

Book signing in Norwood, Adelaide

Anna Solding signing The Hum of Concrete
Anna Solding signing The Hum of Concrete

Anna Solding will be signing copies of her novel The Hum of Concrete at Dillons Bookshop on The Parade in Norwood on Saturday 28 April 2012 from 12 noon. Please come along for a chat, especially if you haven’t managed to come to the launches. Anna would love to see you! Buy a book for yourself, your mother, your lover, your daughter, anyone who might need to escape to Sweden for a few hours. She’d be more than happy to sign them all 🙂

The Hum of Concrete is launched at Adelaide Writers’ Week

The first launch!
Our first launch!

Finally, the day had come to launch MidnightSun Publishing’s first book ever! Anna Solding’s enchanting novel The Hum of Concrete was about to take flight from the most wonderful writers’ festival in the world, Adelaide Writers’ Week. Amongst the trees of the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, highly esteemed writer Sean Williams said a few well-chosen words on stage before Anna proceeded to tell the audience an ice-breaker: Continue reading The Hum of Concrete is launched at Adelaide Writers’ Week