'One way the history of a publishing house can be told is through the readers of the books that a publisher produces. Not a generic general reader, but individual readers and their personal histories that entwine with the publisher’s history, through books, over the years. As readers reflect on and are changed by particular books, a larger cultural and social history is made. That, at least, is my case in relation to UQP, and I’d like to share some of that history with you.' (Introduction)
Nicholas Jose delivered the Fryer Lecture in Australian Literature at the Fryer Library, University of Queensland, 31 August 2018.