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Born: Established: 1948 St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland, ;
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1 y separately published work icon The Edge of Thirteen Nova Weetman , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 20534252 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'Clem Timmins can't wait to see her best friends after being apart all summer holidays. But when they get back together, things have changed. Bridge is boy-crazy and acting like a different person. Ellie is wearing a bra and having a real-life romance. Clem feels left behind. When she makes friends with Tom, suddenly everyone's gossiping about whether they're going to be a couple. Clem's got no interest in having a boyfriend. Or does she?

'At school camp, Bridge crosses the line and Clem has to ask herself - can she keep growing up with her friends when they're growing apart?

'This story of fitting in and falling out perfectly captures how it feels to balance on the edge of who you are and who you want to be.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Thousand Crimson Blooms Eileen Chong , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 20534205 2021 selected work poetry

'Eileen Chong’s luminous poetry examines the histories – personal, familial and cultural – that form our identities and obsessions.

'A Thousand Crimson Blooms is a deepening of her commitment to a poetics of sensuous simplicity and complex emotions, even as she confronts the challenges of infertility or fraught mother–daughter relations. Entwined throughout are questions of migration and belonging.

'Viewed as a whole, this collection is a field of flowers, aflame with light.'' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Dropbear Evelyn Araluen , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 20534089 2021 selected work poetry essay

'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.

'This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury. Dropbear interrogates the complexities of colonial and personal history with an alternately playful, tender and mournful intertextual voice, deftly navigating the responsibilities that gather from sovereign country, the spectres of memory and the debris of settler-coloniality. This innovative mix of poetry and essay offers an eloquent witness to the entangled present, an uncompromising provocation of history, and an embattled but redemptive hope for a decolonial future.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Bird in the Herd Kathryn Apel , Renée Treml (illustrator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19704148 2021 single work picture book children's

'Look! A herd of cows.

'There's a bird in the herd that stalks as it walks, eating slugs and the bugs that the herd stirred. What else can you see as you follow the cheeky bird?

'Take a romp around an Aussie farm in this rhyming picture book perfect for early childhood.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon When We Are Invisible Claire Zorn , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19703460 2021 single work novel young adult

'‘Instinct has kept us alive so far. It’s like a compass in my gut and I tune into the needle often: trust/don’t trust, run/stay. The winter has brought out the animal within all of us and we teeter between predator and prey, trying to find the balance of humanity between the two. I can’t read the needle right now. The warmth of the room is clouding my judgment.

'Lucy, Fin and Max flee Sydney in the aftermath of a nuclear winter and find comfort and refuge with a small settlement in the southern bushlands. There’s much relief in a warm bed and a full stomach, but soon Lucy begins to question the community’s ideals. Maybe they’re not as safe as they think?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Henry Hamlet’s Heart Rhiannon Ratcliffe Wilde , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19703390 2021 single work novel young adult 'Henry is neurotic and insecure: academically gifted, but directionless. School captain, but largely unpopular, he navigates the social mires of the private school scene with difficulty and hilarity by hiding behind his enigmatic best friend, Lennon Cane. A photographer and football star, Lennon lives with his father. He is brilliant at most things, but highly emotionally guarded. After it becomes apparent that Len has always had feelings for Henry, the two fall in love, with both beautiful and disastrous consequences. Dealing with key themes of friendship, LGBTQI+ rights, first love, and belonging, this is a coming-of-age, coming out story with a twist.' (Publication summary)
1 y separately published work icon Fozia and the Quest of Prince Zal Rosanne Hawke , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19703279 2021 single work children's fiction children's

''Fozia noticed smoke from the chimney curling to the sky. The brick kiln was working again but she didn't want to go there. She couldn't let the kiln owner see her.'

'Twelve-year-old Fozia has survived the worst flood in Pakistan's history. But her life will never be the same. With her little sister gone and her parents missing, Fozia now lives with Jehan's family in a new village, hoping that one day she will see her family again. But after returning to her old home and coming face to face with the brick-kiln owner, Fozia realises there is much more at stake if she's made to pay back her family's debt to the owner.

'To escape her new reality, Fozia tells her friends a fairytale about Prince Zal. He rides a magic carpet on a quest to find his little sister, battling leopards and hidden serpents along the way. But can Prince Zal succeed in his quest if the truth behind Fozia's story is revealed?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Footprints on the Moon Lorraine Marwood , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19703044 2021 single work novel

'A verse novel set against the backdrop of 1969, when humans first landed on the moon and the Vietnam War was raging.

'Sharnie is trying to make sense of the confusing and changing times while also starting at a new school, dealing with her grandmother having health issues and coping with her wayward sister, Cas.

'Footprints on the Moon dextrously raises important and timely themes for its intended audience: friendship, family, death, grief, support, war, protesting, and conscription.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Trigger Warning Maria Takolander , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19702968 2021 selected work poetry

'From award-winning and highly acclaimed author and poet Maria Takolander comes her most impressive and personal poetry collection yet.

'Maria Takolander is known for a unique aesthetic combining ruthlessness and beauty. Trigger Warning is not always for the fainthearted, but neither are the realities of family violence and environmental disaster that these poems address.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Dark As Last Night Tony Birch , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19702775 2021 selected work short story 'Dark As Last Night shines a light on human nature and how the ordinary kindness of strangers can have extraordinary results. With characteristic insight and restraint, Tony Birch reinforces his reputation as a master storyteller. In this unforgettable new collection, Tony Birch introduces a cast of characters from all walks of life. These remarkable and surprising stories capture regular people caught up in the everyday business of living and the struggle to survive.' (Publication summary)
1 y separately published work icon What Went Missing Larissa Behrendt , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19702670 2021 single work novel

'When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England’s most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and give her mother an inspiring break from the difficult life she has endured.

'Twenty-five years earlier the abduction and murder of Jasmine’s sister shocked and broke their tight-knit community in northern NSW. The legacy of losing their sister and daughter follows Jasmine and Della as they visit the homes of English literary greats such as Thomas Hardy, the Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, with Jasmine hoping to escape the challenges of the life she has carved for herself and Della reflecting on the rich stories of her own life and people.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Born Into This Adam Thompson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 19702595 2021 selected work short story

'Engaging, thought-provoking stories from a young Tasmanian Aboriginal author who addresses universal themes – identity, racism, heritage destruction – from a wholly original perspective.

'The stories in Born Into This throw light on a world of unique cultural practice and perspective, from Indigenous rangers trying to instil some pride in wayward urban teens on the harsh islands off the coast of Tasmania to those scraping by on the margins of white society railroaded into complex and compromised decisions. To this mix Adam Thompson manages to bring humour, pathos and occasionally a sly twist as his characters confront racism, untimely funerals, classroom politics and, overhanging all like a discomforting, burgeoning awareness for both white and black Australia, the inexorable damage and disappearance of the remnant natural world.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Girl of the Southern Sea Michelle Kadarusman , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 18829942 2019 single work children's fiction children's 'From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a writer. But high school costs money her family doesn’t have; everything her father earns selling banana fritters at the train station goes to their meager existence in the Jakarta slums―assuming he doesn’t drink it all away first.

'But Nia―forced to grow up too soon to take care of her baby brother following their mother’s death during childbirth―is determined to find a way to earn her school fees. After she survives a minibus accident unharmed and the locals say she is blessed with ‘good luck magic,’ Nia exploits the notion for all its worth by charging double for her fried bananas. Selling superstitions can be dangerous, and when the tide turns and she discovers her father’s secret plan to marry her off to a much older admirer, It becomes clear that Nia’s future is being mapped without her consent.

'If Nia is to write a new story for herself, she must overcome more obstacles than she could ever have conceived of for her mythical princess, and summon courage she isn’t sure she has.' (Publication summary)
1 y separately published work icon BITING THE CLOUDS Fiona Foley , University of Queensland Press (publisher), 2020 20288202 2020 single work non-fiction


A Badtjala perspective on the Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, 1897

'In this groundbreaking work of Indigenous scholarship, nationally renowned visual artist Fiona Foley addresses the inherent silences, errors and injustices from the perspective of her people, the Badtjala of K’gari (Fraser Island). She shines a critical light on the little-known colonial-era practice of paying Indigenous workers in opium and the ‘solution’ of then displacing them to K’gari.

Biting the Clouds – a euphemism for being stoned on opium – combines historical, personal and cultural imagery to reclaim the Badtjala story from the colonisation narrative. Full-colour images of Foley’s artwork add further impact to this important examination of Australian history.'

(Source : UQP)

1 y separately published work icon My Dog Is a Winner Elizabeth Fensham , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19703180 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Eric Bright and his doggy best mate, Ugly, are back. They're up against their biggest challenge yet- solving the serious problem looming over Eric's mean and miserable big sister, Gretchen. It's lucky Ugly is the friendliest dog ever. He's a star companion pooch, working with kids at school. He's surely going to rescue Eric's sister - and, on top of that, win almost every category at the upcoming school pet show. Surely.

'But when Ugly goes off his food and refuses to play, Eric must figure out what's hounding him. Can he fix Ugly and Gretchen on his own?

'My Dog is a Winner is a paw-some tale about friendship, compassion, and what it takes to be a real hero.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Cadaver Dog Luke Best , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19702860 2020 selected work poetry

'When an inland tsunami floods the foothills of a mountain city, a woman survives the inundation of her home, alone. This edgy, potent verse novel circles the scene like the cadaver dog whose work it is to search for those who are missing. Reimagining traditions of bush gothic and outback horror, Luke Best crafts a terrifying and acute psychological portrait of grief and guilt. Loss, cowardice and trauma pulse through this singular and uncompromising narrative of ecological and personal disaster.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Extraordinary Voices for Extraordinary Times EV4ET Omar Sakr (presenter), Ellen van Neerven (presenter), 2020 St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19680679 2020 series - publisher podcast
1 y separately published work icon Into the Suburbs : A Migrant's Story Chris Raja , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19629725 2020 single work autobiography

'‘In Calcutta we were crammed in among crowds, traffic and pollution. We had visions of breathing fresh, clean air and living in a classless society where everyone was your mate.’

'Christopher Raja was eleven years old when his father, David, decided to move the family to Australia in pursuit of the idyllic lifestyle. They brought their hopes and aspirations to a bungalow in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. On the surface, the Rajas appeared to be living a ‘normal’ Australian life.

'Throughout his teenage years, Christopher embraces the freedoms of his adopted country, while his father becomes more and more disenchanted. Just as Christopher is settling into university, the family is rocked by a tragic and unexpected loss.

'Exploring topical issues of race, class and migration, Into the Suburbs is an affecting portrait of one family’s search for home.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon Ordinary Matter Laura Elvery , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19629660 2020 selected work short story

'In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice.

'Spanning more than a century and ranging across the world, this inventive story collection is inspired by these women whose work has altered history and saved millions of lives. From a transformative visit to the Grand Canyon to a baby washing up on a Queensland beach, a climate protest during a Paris heatwave to Stockholm on the eve of the 1977 Nobel Prize ceremony, these stories interrogate the nature of inspiration and discovery, motherhood and sacrifice, illness and legacy. Sometimes the extraordinary pivots on the ordinary.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Only Happiness Here : In Search of Elizabeth von Arnim Gabrielle Carey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19629578 2020 single work biography

'Elizabeth von Arnim is one of the early 20th century’s most famous – and forgotten –authors. Born in Sydney in the mid 1800s, she went on to write many internationally bestselling novels, marry a Prussian Count and then an English Lord, nurture close friendships with H.G. Wells and E.M. Forster and raise five children.

'Her novels were ahead of their time in their representation of women and their pursuit of happiness. Intrigued by von Arnim’s extraordinary life and vibrant career, Gabrielle Carey sets off on a literary and philosophical journey to know more about this talented author.

'From the Prime Minister’s Literary Award winner of Moving Among Strangers, Only Happiness Here is part biography, part memoir and part reflection on human nature’s obsession with finding joy.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.