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Craig Munro Craig Munro i(A4995 works by)
Born: Established: 1950 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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'Craig Munro, former publishing manager at UQP, is the author of the award-winning biography Wild Man of Letters : The Story of P.R. Stephensen (1984) and a history of UQP, The Writer's Press (1998). He won the Barbara Ramsden Award for Editing in 1985 and studied book publishing in Canada and the US on a Churchill Fellowship in 1991. He has been an adviser to the Literature Board of the Australia Council and was the founding chair of the Queensland Writers' Centre.' (Sighted 07/04/2010).

In 2006 he co-edited Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia 1946-2005 and his publishing memoir of his work for UQP, Under Cover, was published in 2015. He has been the David Scott Mitchell Fellow at the State Library of NSW, where he worked on a biography of literary critic, editor and publisher A.G. Stephens (1865-1933).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship For Literary Lions: a group portrait of AG Stephens, P.R.‘Inky’ Stephensen, Beatrice Davis and Kenneth Slessor.
2010 winner Johnno Award
2009 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers Literary non-fiction, $25,000

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Under Cover : Adventures in the Art of Editing Carlton North : Scribe , 2015 8873794 2015 single work autobiography

'Craig Munro began his blue-pencil adventures at the University of Queensland Press in 1971. Over the next thirty years, he became friend, counsellor, and occasionally foil to some of the country's leading authors.

'From a champagne-fuelled telegram to Patrick White to a run-in with Xavier Herbert, Craig's editorial life was punctuated by encounters with remarkable writers. Championing the early works of Peter Carey, right up to the Booker–winning True History of the Kelly Gang, Craig also edited David Malouf's first novel, Johnno. He was teased by Murray Bail's tantalising mind games, discovered a passion for Olga Masters' fiction, and helped create UQP's acclaimed Indigenous list.

'Blending book history with memoir, Under Cover explores the invisible art of editing from an insider's perspective. Told with warmth and humour, it is a wise, entertaining tour of three audacious, intoxicating, and ultimately inspiring decades of publishing mayhem.

2015 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards Barbara Ramsden Award

Jointly awarded to the author Craig Monro and his editor Julia Carlomagno.

y separately published work icon Wild Man of Letters : The Story of P. R. Stephensen Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1984 Z444155 1984 single work biography Admired by D. H. Lawrence and denounced as a traitor during World War II, 'Inky' Stephensen was one of Australia's most remarkable men of letters. His stormy life paralleled the major artistic and political upheavals of the twentieth century. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1985 winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
1984 shortlisted National Book Council Award for Australian Literature
1984 joint winner FAW Herb Thomas Literary Award
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