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Dreamslip
Dreamslip
Brian Caswell


"Did you ever consider what would happen . here and now, I mean . if we died back there? ... We'd never be able to get back. We'd be trapped 'out of body' and we'd never wake up..." Rebecca and Marti ...


Nirvana
Nirvana's Children
Ranulfo


One of the cleverest, cheekiest comic voices to erupt into the young adult fiction scene. The quixotic tale of Napoleon, a 15-year-old Filipino boy who flees his abusive, braindead family, and takes t ...


The Year It All Happened
The Year It All Ha...
Catherine Bateson


A page turning Young Adult sequel to A Dangerous Girl. Once again, Catherine successfully uses a variety of poetic forms including haiku, free verse, free renga and acrostic to achieve a richly deep n ...


In The Poet
In The Poet's Den
Julia Holland


An original work which explores the powers and dynamics from within a religious cult. The book offers a sharp portrayal of family dynamics and treats with sensitivity the nuances of teenage relationsh ...


The Darkness
The Darkness
Anthony Eaton


The Darkness is a book about belonging and should appeal to anyone who is finding or has had to discover their way in the world. It combines elements of mystery, suspense and the supernatural against ...


The Last Race
The Last Race
Celeste Walters


A timely novel that looks at ethics within the elite level of sport. It explores the competing emotions and loyalties of two gifted swimmers where the need to win leads to an inevitable conclusion. Ce ...


A Dangerous Girl
A Dangerous Girl
Catherine Bateson


A slick, tough, saucy & bold love story for Young Adults. Contemporary, racy, spiced with street-speak, contemplative, sensitive & lyrical story. Strong characterisation with a mixed bag of narrative ...


Waterbombs
Waterbombs
Steven Herrick


Steven Herrick is one of Australia's most popular performance poets who regularly performs in schools for all age students. He has performed in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Throug ...


The Heroic Life Of Al Capsella
The Heroic Life Of...
Judith Clarke


"This morning I had words with Mrs Capsella about the matter of the socks. Morning isn't a good time to speak to Mrs Capsella ... She sleeps late, so Mr Capsella and I don't get proper cooked breakfas ...


Wish You Weren
Wish You Weren't H...
Daryl McCann
Debbie Forbes


The third novel for Young Adults by the exciting partnership of Daryl McCann and Debbie Forbes. With moments of dark humour, this novel tackles the complex emotional territory of step-families and di ...



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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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