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Reading the Landscape:
A celebration of Australian writing


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Featuring twenty-five of the greatest Australian writing names from UQP’s past and present, this unique publishing project will showcase specially commissioned fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Australia’s finest writers on themes such as legacy, country, vision and hope. The introduction has been written by literary critic, academic and author, Bernadette Brennan.

Participating authors include: Larissa Behrendt, Lily Brett, Peter Carey, Steven Herrick, Sarah Holland-Batt, Nicholas Jose, Mireille Juchau, Julie Koh, Melissa Lucashenko, Josephine Rowe, and Ellen van Neerven.

Bernadette Brennan, author of Reading the Landscape: A Celebration of Australian Writing, and Just Words? Australian Authors Writing For Justice
Photo by Murray Harris Photography

Bernadette Brennan

Bernadette Brennan is a lecturer in Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, where she gained her PhD in 2001 and was awarded the Eva Veronika Vidak Memorial Prize for the best thesis on an Australian topic. Bernadette’s research interest is in the field of Literature and Ethics. She has published in Australian Literary Studies, JASAL, Southerly, Antipodes and The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Departures: How Australia Reinvents Itself (MUP 2002), Australian Literature and the Public Sphere (ASAL 1998) and Australian Writing and the City (ASAL 1999). She has co-edited JASAL (2005) and Southerly (2007) and is on the Editorial Board for Studies in Australasian Cinema. Bernadette is currently working on a critical study of Brian Castro’s writing.