Event Details

Friday, 10 November 2017
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Auditorium, Level 2
UQ Location:
Sir Llew Edwards Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Tanya Ziebell
3365 6315
Org. Unit:
University of Queensland Library

Event Description

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Michael Wilding is a novelist, literary scholar, critic, and editor. He was born in Worcester, England, and read English at the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Birmingham, the University California at Santa Barbara, and is now Emeritus Professor of English and Australian Literature at the University of Sydney.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Chair of the New South Wales Writers’ Centre, and a former Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Month.

In 2015, he won the Colin Roderick Award and the Prime Minister’s Award for non- fiction for his highly-acclaimed Wild Bleak Bohemia: Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall. His recent fiction includes Superfluous Men, The Prisoner of Mount Warning, The Magic of It, Asian Dawn, and In the Valley of the Weed. His 2016 memoir, Growing Wild, was described in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “the story of a maverick.”

Wilding co-founded the ground-breaking magazine Tabloid Story with Frank Moorhouse and Carmel Kelly, and the legendary publishing houses of Wild & Woolley, with Pat Woolley, and Paperbark Press, with Robert Adamson. Wild & Woolley: A Publishing Memoir, is his account of small-press and alternative publishing in Australia. His work and career are explored in Michael Wilding and the Fiction of Instant Experience, by Don Graham.

Following the lecture, please join us in the Fryer Library, Level 4, Duhig Tower (#2), to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Fryer Library with cake, canapés and drinks.

RSVP by Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Register at http://bit.ly/fryerlecture-wilding or phone (07) 3365 6362.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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