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University of Queensland Press University of Queensland Press i(A36864 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. UQP)
Born: Established: 1948 St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland, ;
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University of Queensland Press (UQP) was founded in 1948 and 'has been in the forefront of innovative Australian publishing, whether it be scholarly works, or ground breaking general books. It has published most of the contemporary Australian poets, it has launched the careers of a galaxy of Australian novelists, it has pioneered young adult fiction publishing in Australia and has been a pathfinder in developing the writing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people. UQP has focused its scholarly monograph and journals publishing in the areas of Australian Literature, Australian Studies, Cultural and Media Studies and Australian History and Politics and is a world leader in these fields. It is ... also a regional publisher with a special interest in tropical and subtropical Australia and the Pacific region. From 2010, UQP will meet the challenges of a changing publishing landscape by releasing selected out-of-print titles in digital formats, in addition to the digital and print publishing of new books.'

Source: UQP website: http://www.uqp.uq.edu.au/about.html and Marketing and Publicity, UQP.

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Dancing Home 2017 single work novel

‘When he was in gaol, he’d begun to prepare himself for the fight of his life, a showdown with the policeman, McWilliams … he’d face life with death, and see who blinked first.’ 

'Blackie and Rips are fresh out of prison when they set off on a road trip back to Wiradjuri country with their mate Carlos. Blackie is out for revenge against the cop who put him in prison on false grounds. He is also craving to reconnect with his grandmother’s country. 

'Driven by his hunger for drugs and payback, Blackie reaches dark places of both mystery and beauty as he searches for peace. He is willing to pay for that peace with his own life. 

'Part road-movie, part ‘Koori-noir’, Dancing Home announces an original and darkly funny new voice.'

[source: Publisher's website]

2016 winner David Unaipon Award
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