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 launced in May 2020, taking us through self-isolation and into a post-pandemic era. Each month, 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.

Each month,  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.

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


Special Guest: Chris Flynn

Book: Mammoth by Chris Flynn

Date: Thursday  30 July  2020

Time: 7.30–8.30pm

Location: Online via Zoom (join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android)


About UQ Press (UQP)

UQ Bookclub members will recieve a 20 per cent discount on purchases of Mammoth by Chris Flynn through UQP.  Use the code UQBOOKCLUB to recieve this discount. 

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.