University of Western Australia's decision to close publishing house sparks outrage

Decision to shut UWA Publishing, which published works by multiple Miles Franklin winners, came ‘out of the blue’The University of Western Australia’s surprise decision to shut down its publishing house has prompted outrage and protest from the Australian literary community.The fate of the 84-year-old publishing house, UWA Publishing, was communicated via a “proposal for change” circulated by the university’s senior management on Tuesday, blindsiding staff. Related: Australian literature in universities is under threat, but cultural cringe isn’t the reason why | Julieanne Lamond As a long-time fan of @terriannwhite and the work of others at @uwapublishing I am shocked and saddened to hear of this decision. Another blow to Australian literature at a time when it's already under attack on multiple fronts.Very sad news for Australian readers, writers and thinkers, given the important work published by @uwapublishing and @terriannwhite. https://t.co/2PfK1tNhE7 Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-08 02:50:40 UTC ]
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