Stuart Glover grew up in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, where his family has resided since the mid-nineteenth century. He has worked as a freelance journalist and as an assessor for Australian publishing houses and literary prizes. As a researcher, Glover has published on Brisbane's cultural identity, the history of Australian publishing, and literary institutions.
Glover's roles in the arts industry include
Founding Director of the Brisbane Writers Festival
Manager for Writing at Arts Queensland,
Inaugural Director of QPIX (the Queensland Screen Development Centre)
He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of English Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, with a special interest in non-fiction writing and print culture.
He writes creative non-fiction regularly for the newspapers, for ABC Radio National, and for little magazines–including McSweeney’s, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Island, and Artlink. He has published short fiction in a number of anthologies and likewise co-edited a number. He is the publisher of Bumf, a literary website specialising in pleasingly short works.