Now I Climb Rocks

2019 – epubli

How much of who we are is where we come from? How do we give our children their cultural inheritance when we are so far removed from it? And is it possible to learn an entire language in a birth prep class? In this collection of essays, Liv Hambrett dives into her own experiences of pregnancy and the early years of motherhood as they played out in a country and language not her own. Poignant, funny and personal, Now I Climb Rocks explores how raising children in another country can make us question our very ideas of belonging and becoming.

Available in paperback and ebook via epubli and Amazon Germany, USA, Australia and UK.

If you’re in Germany, you can also buy the paperback through ThaliaBuchkatalog.deAmazon, or Hugendubel.

The ebook is available on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo and



2016 – epubli


Comprising the first five years worth of essays and blog posts from my German adventure, Heimat is a collection of stories, ideas, and meditations on all of the dust you kick up when you move countries, when plans and expectations go out the window. It is about relationships; with countries, with people, with ourselves. It is about the Germans, their beautiful country and being quite foreign within it. It is about having a Heimat and finding another on the other side of the world.

Buy Heimat here in paperback or hardback. Available in paperback and ebook via epubli and Amazon Germany, USA, Australia and UK.


What I Know About Germans

2013 – epubli


The enormous response to the viral blogpost What I Know About Germans led to the development of an illustrated book, a collaboration between Überlin, artist Josh Bauman and me. 101 points, fantastically illustrated by Josh Bauman, with an introduction.

You can buy WIKAG in paperback and ebook via epubli and Amazon Germany, USA, Australia and UK.


Sincere Forms of Flattery


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A beautiful, illustrated anthology where some of the most exciting voices I know pay homage to their literary inspirations. This e-book contains short stories inspired by Ian McEwan, Colette, Raymond Carver, Ann Radcliff, Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams from writers Lee Zachariah, Foz Meadows, Kailash Srinivasan, Therese Raft, Antonia Hayes and … me. It is edited by Sandi Sieger and myself, and illustrated by French artist, Amandine Thomas.


The Modern Woman’s Anthology

Palmer Higgs Publishing, 2010


Alongside esteemed Australians Libby Hathorn, Dr Gene Sherman, Dr Cindy Pan and Jane Grieve (to name a few) I contributed a short story – With the Rain – to the Modern Woman’s Anthology, published by Palmer Higgs. Launched late June 2010, by Therese Rein, it is available for purchase with proceeds going to the Black Dog Institute. Buy a copy on Amazon.