Collection UQFL635 - Melissa Lucashenko Papers

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Melissa Lucashenko Papers


  • 2012-2018 (Creation)

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1 box, 1 oversize folder.

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Melissa Lucashenko is an award-winning novelist of Goorie and European heritage. She lives between Brisbane and the Bundjalung nation. She was born and grew up in Brisbane. After working as a barmaid, delivery driver and karate instructor, Melissa received an honours degree in public policy from Griffith University, graduating in 1990. A versatile and prolific author, she has published young adult novels, contemporary literary fiction, and non-fiction. Among her awards for writing are the Dobbie Prize, the Prize for Indigenous Writing (Victorian Premier's Literary Awards), and the Queensland Literary Award (Fiction Book Award). She has been shortlisted and longlisted for the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin, the Aurealis Awards, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. She won the 2019 Miles Franklin for Too much lip, published by University of Queensland Press. —excerpted from AustLit

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Acquired from the creator.

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Draft of Mullumbimby, published by University of Queensland Press in 2013 and manuscript drafts, notes, and plot point cards for Too much lip, published by University of Queensland Press in 2018. Too much lip won the Miles Franklin Literary award in 2019.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • Australian Language
  • English

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Revised, Linda Justo, 16-Nov-2022. Created, AM, 26-Feb-2020.




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