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Glover wins 2013 Johnno Award

Brisbane writer, lecturer and book industry figure Stuart Glover has won the 2013 Johnno Award, presented by the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) for outstanding contributions to writing in Queensland.

Glover is a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Queensland, co-editor of Hot Iron Corrugated Sky: 100 Years of Queensland Writing (UQP) and a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and radio. He is the founding Chair of the Queensland Literary Awards.

Glover was also the founding director of the Brisbane Writers Festival, deputy chair of the Queensland Writers Centre and manager for Writing at Arts Queensland. He is a past member of Literature Board of the Australia Council and has been a member of the management committees of many arts and literary organisations, including the National Young Writers Festival and Island magazine.

QWC CEO Meg Vann said in a statement that Glover ‘has been a formative influence in Queensland writing through his decades of dedicated service’. ‘He continues to be an extraordinary literary mentor and cultural producer, with a thoughtful and ambitious strategic vision for Queensland literary arts,’ said Vann.

The Johnno Award was established in 2001 and is named after the David Malouf novel. Past winners of the award include author Nick Earls; co-owner of Avid Reader Bookshop and former president of the Australian Booksellers Association Fiona Stager; former publishing manager at University of Queensland Press and founding chair of the QWC Craig Munro; and author and convenor of the Bundaberg WriteFest Sandy Curtis.



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