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Story of the month

Remembering Shirley Barrett: An offbeat and generous Australian director and writer

"Barrett’s films presented a unique perspective on love, desire, and the workings of life at the margins — both social and geographic — of Australian society."

Read Kirsten Stevens’s vale to Shirley Barrett, Australian novelist and Caméra d’Or–winning film director, who died this month. Scroll down to our book recommendations for Barrett’s most recent novel. 

via The Conversation

 

 

 

 

To listen to this month

Reinventing the eel

The eel — a creature with a surprisingly slippery history!

Why have eels remained so mysterious, despite scientists' best efforts? Why are tiny baby eels worth so much? And did some tenants really once pay their rent in eels?

Via Gastropod — the podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history.

What I'm Borrowing

A series exploring our affection for libraries, loans, and sharing great reads. 

What I’m Borrowing: Trent Jamieson

What I’m Borrowing explores our affection for libraries, loans, and the books we love to share.

What I'm Borrowing: Holly Ringland

What I’m Borrowing explores our affection for libraries, loans, and the books we love to share.

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Where are they now: Luke Stegemann writes straight from the shoulder

10 August 2022
We checked back in with 2021 University of Queensland Non-Fiction Award-winner Luke Stegemann.

Qld Literary Awards: Let’s hear it for shortlists

30 June 2022
We love to hype up our Queensland Literary Award-winners past and present — but let’s not forget our wonderful finalists.

Queensland Literary Awards

Explore the 2022 Queensland Literary Awards