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Bitin
Bitin' Back
Vivienne Cleven


Bitin' Back is a rollicking comic novel that nimbly blends the realities of smalltown prejudice and racial intolerance. When the Blackouts' star player Nevil Dooley wakes one morning to don a frock an ...


Talkin
Talkin' Up To The ...
Aileen Moreton-Ro...


Dr Moreton-Robinson applies academic training and cultural knowledge in revealing the invisible position of power and privilege in feminist practice. an accessible and provocative analysis of the whit ...


Unbranded
Unbranded
Herb Wharton


From the riotous picnic races to the famous Mt Isa rodeo, from childhood in the yumba to gutsy outback pubs, Unbranded presents a strikingly original vision of Australia. With a rollicking cast of st ...


When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Fall...
John Bodey


Selected by Aboriginal writers Jackie Huggins, Doris Pilkington and Sam Watson as the Winner of the David Unaipon Award for unpublished indigenous writers. Powerful tales of an era before recorded tim ...


Hard Yards
Hard Yards
Melissa Lucashenk...


Roo Glover has two highly desirable talents - he can fight, and he can run like the clappers. In the inner-city's harsh code there are losers and survivors, and Roo's a survivor. He's made it through ...

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Yumba Days
Yumba Days
Herb Wharton


The Yumba, an Aboriginal settlement, is home to Herbie, his brothers, sisters, relations and friends on the outskirts of town. From his back door the view of his playground stretches beyond the banks ...

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Of Muse, Meandering And Midnight
Of Muse, Meanderin...
Samuel Wagan Wats...


Announced, to widespread media attention, at Brisbane Writers Festival as winner of the 1999 David Unaipon Award for unpublished Aboriginal writers. Contemporary poetry by a young, urban Murri who is ...

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Sister Girl
Sister Girl
Jackie Huggins


The articles in this unique collection represent a decade of writing by Aboriginal historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold ...

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Killing Darcy
Killing Darcy
Melissa Lucashenk...


Angry young Koori Darcy Mango is on parole, and looking for his mob in Northern New South Wales. Befriending the Menzies family wasn't at all what he had in mind, but then neither was the old house hi ...


Steam Pigs
Steam Pigs
Melissa Lucashenk...


"I haven't got a 'boyfriend', Mum.""Fine way to be carrying on then, out all Sat'dy night with a strange fella...""Muuum. ""Don't you marm me, my girl. When I was your age I wasn't out running around ...



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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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