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Purple Threads
Purple Threads
Jeanine Leane


Winner of the 2010 David Unaipon Award for Indigenous Writing, Purple Threads is a humorous collection of rural yarns by a gifted storyteller.


The Boundary
The Boundary
Nicole Watson


Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award. Hours after rejecting the Corrowa People’s native title claim on Brisbane’s Meston Park, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered in his home. Days later, la ...


Ten Hail Marys
Ten Hail Marys
Kate Howarth


An extraordinary story of hope and survival. In January 1966, Kate Howarth gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St Margaret's Home for unwed mothers in Sydney. In the months before the birth, and the ...


Home
Home
Larissa Behrendt


Candice is a young woman setting out on her first visit to the traditional land of her Aboriginal grandmother. When she arrives at the 'place where the two rivers meet', the twentieth century falls aw ...


Every Secret Thing
Every Secret Thing
Marie Munkara


When culture and faith collide...nothing is sacred. Playful and sharp, Marie Munkara’s wonderfully original stories cast a taunting new light on the mission era in Australia. 2008 David Unaipon Award ...


Skin Painting
Skin Painting
Elizabeth Hodgson


Brave, haunting and evocative, this powerful volume is poetry as memoir. From her early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration of her strength and indep ...


Me, Antman & Fleabag
Me, Antman & Fleab...
Gayle Kennedy


Winner 2006 David Unaipon Award Take one woman, her partner Antman and their dog Fleabag, pack up the car, turn up the country music and you’ve got one spirited road trip ‘makin room for all the good ...


Don
Don't Take Your Lo...
Ruby Langford-Gin...


Now for the first time I was going to live in and off the bush. Hard physical gut-busting work and stealing sheep and flocks of galahs overhead and clear hot days and keeping the fires stoked at night ...


All My Mob
All My Mob
Ruby Langford-Gin...


On Xmas morning I’ll get on the phone and call all my jahjams. I’ll tell my children that they are the only reason why I’m still alive. Their love, respect and support have lifted me higher than the h ...


Home To Mother
Home To Mother
Doris (Garimara) ...


The children's edition of Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence



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Congratulations to the seven UQP authors shortlisted in the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards: Venero Armanno, Tony Birch, Peter Carnavas, Laura Elvery, Pip Harry, Charles Massy, and Jackie Ryan.  

The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award  

Burning Down by Venero Armanno

We'll Show the World: Expo88 by Jackie Ryan

University of Southern Queensland Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award

Common People by Tony Birch

Trick of the Light by Laura Elvery

Griffith University Children's BookAward            

The Elephant by Peter Canarvas

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award       

Because of You by Pip Harry

The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award

Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - A New Earth by Charles Massy

Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance    

We'll Show the World: Expo88by Jackie Ryan

University of Southern Queensland History Book Award              

We'll Show the World: Expo 88 by Jackie Ryan





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