UQ Book Club

Discover the exciting world of Australian literature through UQ Book Club!

Now more than ever, we may find ourselves turning towards literature. Whether we are picking up a book for the first time or rediscovering a beloved pastime,  literature can aid in the suddenly pressing need to escape from reality, to find a sense of hope and to provide comfort.

Hosted by the Centre's Director, Associate Professor Stephen Carleton, The UQ Book Club launched in May 2020, taking us through self-isolation and into a post-pandemic era. The book club will champion and discuss works of Australian literature as part of an interactive online community.

“At the Centre for Critical and Creative Writing, we want to make UQ the best place in Australia to become a writer and to think critically about writing that makes a difference in the world. I think that brief really aligns with some of the aims of the book club,” Associate Professor Carleton said.

In each club meeting, Stephen will be joined by a guest from the Australian literary scene, opening with a discussion and followed by a Q&A with audience members.

Audience members will then have the chance to participate in a live vote to decide next month's book. 

About 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.