University of Queensland Press

Robin Gerster reviews The War Artist by Simon Cleary

Robin Gerster
25 March 2019

It’s virtually axiomatic: ‘war can fuck you up’. This pithy observation, made by a veteran in The War Artist, Simon Cleary’s new novel about the travails of an Australian More

Thuy On reviews 'Swallow the Air' by Tara June Winch

Thuy On
25 March 2019

Swallow the Air won the 2004 David Unaipon Award for Indigenous Writers. Judging by this slender volume of work, the choice was a judicious one. Thematically, Tara June Winch’s début effort travels along t More

Susan Sheridan reviews Beyond Words: A year with Kenneth Cook by Jacqueline Kent

Susan Sheridan
22 February 2019

Kenneth Cook (1929-87) was a prolific author best known for his first novel, Wake in Fright (1961), which was based on his experience as a young journalist in Broken Hill in the 1 More

2018 Publisher Picks

Nathan Hollier et al.
18 December 2018

To complement our ‘Books of the Year’ feature, which appeared in the December 2018 issue, we invited some senior publishers to nominate their favourite books of 2018 – all published by other companies.

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Judith Bishop reviews 'An Open Book' by David Malouf

Judith Bishop
23 November 2018

It is a curious thing, and not a little moving, to see writers celebrated for their work in other genres turn in later life with renewed vigour to poetry. David Malouf, like Clive James, h More

Anthony Lynch reviews 'When I Saw the Animal' by Bernard Cohen

Anthony Lynch
25 October 2018

As a boy, I watched with fascination an early sci-fi horror film, The Blob. After a meteorite lands in Pennsylvania, a small, gelatinous blob emerges from the crater. Starting wit More

2017 Publisher Picks

Madonna Duffy et al
21 December 2017

To complement our 2017 ‘Books of the Year’, we invited several senior publishers to nominate their favourite books – all published by other companies.

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Mike Ladd reviews '1953' by Geoff Page

Mike Ladd
08 March 2013

Geoff Page’s 1953 is set in the town of Eurandangee, which, we learn, is about 650 kilometres north-west of Sydney ...

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Susan Sheridan reviews 'Collected' by Rosemary Dobson

Susan Sheridan
10 July 2012

This volume contains all the poems that Rosemary Dobson wants to preserve. They represent a substantial portion of her output, which seems right for a poet who began with a degree of quiet More

Peter Mares reviews 'Frontier Justice' by Andy Lamey and 'Contesting Citizenship' by Anne McNevin

Peter Mares
21 March 2012

Australian advocates of a harsh line against asylum seekers arriving by boat often base their arguments on a concern for the protection of human life. Unless we deter boat people, so the r More

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