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The Centre of Critical and Creative Writing plays a role in the organisation of Australian literary and critical cultural. The University of Queensland has a legitimate claim to be Australia’s leading literary university with comprehensive teaching and research programs in Literary studies, creative writing & professional writing. Includng a major University Press (UQP), a major literary collecting and research library (Fryer Library) and hosts an internationally distinctive national digital literary and cultural database (Austlit).

Fryer Library

The Fryer Library was established in 1927 to assist the study of Australian literature. It continues to support scholarship and research through its extensive holdings of publications and manuscripts of some of Australia's leading writers. It also contains the UQ Library’s special collections, including rare books. The Fryer Library's collections can be consulted in the FW Robinson Reading Room in the Duhig Building, named after Catholic archbishop Sir James Duhig, an early advocate and benefactor of the University. Find out more about how Fryer came to be in the Fryer Story.

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The University of Queensland Press (UQP)

UQP is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as children's and young adult books. UQP is known for publishing literary works, poetry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. They create books that enrich and inspire readers and make a major contribution to the fabric of arts and literature in Australia and the world. They proudly connect artists, readers, writers and arts organisations and passionately advocate for the value of books to the human experience. UQP is also Queensland’s only major publishing house with domestic and international distribution.

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AustLit's mission is to be the definitive information resource and research environment for Australian literary, print, and narrative cultures. AustLit is brought to you by The University of Queensland in collaboration with academic, library, educationand research organisations.They make database records that communicate and, when possible, link to authoritative bibliographical and production information for works of fiction and poetry, writing for the theatre, biographical and travel writing, writing for film and television, criticism and reviews. AustLit aims to increase access to and engagement with the rich storytelling culture Australia has always had.

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