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UQP acquires new poetry collection by Ellen van Neerven

29 August 2019

UQP has acquired world rights to Ellen van Neerven’s second poetry collection, Throat. Throat is described by the publisher as 'a collection of poems about whiteness, climate change, extinctions; about...

Best wins 2019 Thomas Shapcott Prize

26 August 2019

Poet Luke Best has won the 2019 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for his manuscript ‘Cadaver Dog’. Best receives $2000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press (UQP), which...

Schulz to resign from UQP after 11 years 

22 May 2019

UQP children’s and YA publisher Kristina Schulz will resign from the position, after an 11-year tenure with the publisher. Schulz began with UQP in 2008 and during her time commissioned...

James appointed director of UQP

26 February 2019

Ben James has been appointed director of the University of Queensland Press (UQP), effective from 25 March. James will replace Jill Eddington, who retired from the position of CEO in...

UQP acquires Khatun, Whittaker, Elvery 

20 February 2019

UQP has announced a number of acquisitions made by publisher Aviva Tuffield across the publisher’s trade, scholarly and poetry lists. Tuffield acquired ANZ rights to Australian-Bangladeshi historian Samia Khatun’s Australianama:...

UQP signs Kurmelovs in two-book deal 

24 January 2019

UQP has acquired ANZ rights to two books by Royce Kurmelovs via Melanie Ostell Literary. The first book, Just Money: A Story of Debt and the Bankers and Crooks Who Created It,...

Jacobson wins 2018 Thomas Shapcott Prize

28 August 2018

Poet Anna Jacobson has won the 2018 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for her manuscript ‘I know I may not escape unscathed’. Jacobson receives $2000 and a publishing contract with University...

UQP acquires Mundell’s second novel

23 August 2018

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to The Trespassers, the second novel by Melbourne-based author Meg Mundell. Martin Shaw from Alex Adsett Publishing Services sold rights...

Tuffield joins UQP 

19 July 2018

UQP has announced the appointment of Aviva Tuffield to the publishing team. Tuffield joins UQP this week but will remain based in Melbourne. She will acquire fiction and nonfiction for the Brisbane-based publisher, and will...

Deo wins 2018 ALS Gold Medal

4 July 2018

Shastra Deo’s debut poetry collection The Agonist (UQP) has won the 2018 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal. Deo’s collection was chosen from a shortlist of six that included Peter Carey,...

UQP sells ‘The Geography of Friendship’ to UK

4 July 2018

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has sold UK and Irish rights to Sally Piper’s The Geography of Friendship and 2014 debut novel Grace’s Table to Legend Press, in a two-book...

UQP acquires Birch’s new novel ‘The White Girl’

28 June 2018

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired author Tony Birch’s third novel, The White Girl. World (including translation) rights were acquired by UQP publishing director and acting-CEO Madonna Duffy, as...

Payne resigns from UQP 

12 June 2018

University of Queensland Press (UQP) nonfiction publisher Alexandra Payne has resigned from the position after 11 years with the company. In a statement, UQP announced Payne will step down from...

UQP acquires Sakr poetry collection 

30 May 2018

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired Western Sydney poet Omar Sakr’s forthcoming poetry collection, The Lost Arabs. World rights were acquired by UQP publishing director and acting-CEO Madonna Duffy,...