In her first full-length collection, University of Queensland Press short story writer Julie Koh explodes out of the gates, drawing on clear-sighted satire and an eye for the absurd to gently eviscerate contemporary Australia.
University of Queensland Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing student and Senior Communications Officer Katie Rowney reflects on the nerve-wracking process of promoting yourself when your day job is promoting other people. Katie’s debut novel, Front Page News, was selected from Penguin’s slush pile and will be published on 16 May 2016. Writing this post made her extremely uncomfortable…
There are many of things to consider when choosing a university. PhD student Natasha Taylor writes how UQ’s people and its embracing approach to diversity, rather than a sunny climate and sprawling green campus, lured her to St Lucia and supported her once she arrived.
Flicking through the memories of a year in Australia, Tao Xiaolei finds herself missing many things – the cultural melting pot, creating a “family” away from home, and stepping out of her comfort zone to live her dreams . . .
After years of moral outrage and stern official rhetoric, the odious scandal of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers of the vulnerable people they are sent to protect may finally attract tangible penalties for the organisation. US senators this month threatened to withdraw funding from the UN over its leaders' failure to prevent sexual violence by peacekeepers and to hold perpetrators to account when it occurs. Given that the US funds 28% of the US$8.3 billion annual peacekeeping budget, it's a threat with teeth.