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July 2018

Join Sally Piper as she discusses her new novel, The Geography of Friendship.

Monday 23 July
Riverbend Books
$8, bookings required. More information can be found here.

Sally Piper drew inspiration for her second novel from her love of bushwalking as well as her interest in how women are conditioned to be cautious, to avoid trouble and to limit themselves due to real or perceived threats.

‘The Geography of Friendship is an ode to walking and nature as well as a template for how memory and place intersect. But it is also a memorandum of the power of female friendship and the importance of unity,’ says Piper. ‘In a world where women are taught to be afraid, it’s empowering to realise the strength we hold together. Lisa’s a fighter, Samantha’s a peacekeeper and Nicole’s a rule-follower – there’s a piece of each of them in all of us, and it’s my hope that readers will connect with these characters, and with themselves, and challenge our ingrained beliefs about vulnerability and culpability.’

A novel that unravels gently yet crackles with intensity, The Geography of Friendship is a story to savour.


What's New

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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