- 1928-2021. (Creation)
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Craig Munro was born in Brisbane in 1950. He was a publishing editor for over twenty-five years, but began work as a journalist. Munro was the publishing manager for the University of Queensland Press from 1983 to 2005, and was their first fiction editor. He has published in a wide range of books, newspapers and journals. Munro's biography of P.R. Stephensen won the Fellowship of Australian Writers, A.W. Herb Thomas Literary Award and the Walter McCrae Russell Award for literary scholarship. He has also received the Barbara Ramsden Award for Editing in 1985, and the Churchill Fellowship in 1991 to study publishing in Canada and the United States. Munro was also the founding chair of the Queensland Writers’ Centre.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1928-2010
Collection alternatively titled as: Craig Munro Collection.
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Research material for Wild Man of Letters, Munro’s biography of P R Stephensen ; notes, typescripts, proofs, photocopied letters from D.H. Lawrence to P.R. Stephensen, subject folders, some interviews with Murray Bail, Michael Wilding, Morris Lurie and Peter Carey. Includes: Records of the Queensland Writers' Centre; academic papers; material relating to the 1991 Churchill Fellowship; research material on electronic publishing; conferences; literary festivals and programs; correspondence; editorial work; diaries and address books from 1972 to 2006; notes and research on publishing and literature in Australia; drafts and related material for Under cover : adventures in the art of editing and Literary Lion Tamers; and information on the publication and reviews of Paper Empires.
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Unrestricted access, except for Box 32 which is restricted access.
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Digital copies of some items held in Fryer Library (Restricted) collection in UQ eSpace.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Allahyari, K. (2017). Peter Carey's Archive and the Australian Literary Field. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature: JASAL, 17(2), 1-8.
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Revised, Linda Justo, 2-Nov-2022. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.