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Established in 1948, UQP is a dynamic publishing house known for its innovative philosophy and commitment to producing books of high quality and cultural significance. It has launched the careers of many celebrated Australian writers, such as David Malouf, Peter Carey, Kate Grenville, Doris Pilkington and Nick Earls.

Originally founded as a traditional university press, UQP has since branched into publishing books for general readers in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, Indigenous writing and youth literature.

Our books and authors have received national and international recognition through literary prizes, rights sales and writers’ festivals.

From 2010, UQP has been meeting 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.

 



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UQP are delighted to share the wonderful news that Jill Eddington has been appointed as our new CEO. Jill has a long-standing relationship with us through her current role as Director of Literature at the Australia Council and as Director of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. Some of you will already know Jill and her unwavering commitment to Australian writers. Her knowledge of the Australian cultural sector, her brilliant relationship skills and her passion for great literature will be an asset to us. As we move towards our 70th anniversary in 2018, Jill will bring her considerable knowledge and experience to UQP as we revitalise and reposition ourselves for the future.

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Stuart Barnes features in the much loved Riverbend Poetry series.