Peter Rose has won the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Award in the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards for his poetry collection Crimson Crop.
Crimson Crop, Rose's fifth collection of poetry, adds to an existing oeuvre of work that includes the bestselling memoir Rose Boys (2001), and builds upon his esteemed reputation as a poet, novelist and editor of Australian Book Review.
Justice is a lively and multi-dimensional insight into Australian history that takes the story of the Aboriginal Legal Service beyond the criminal justice system as it covers some of Australia's major social, political and legal reforms of the past four decades.
Since retiring as Premier of Western Australia in 2006, Geoff Gallop, who graduated from UWA in 1972, has returned to his pre-political career as an academic, and in March this year was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia.
Two UWA Publishing books, Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens, by Katie Holmes, and The Paper War: Morality, Print Culture and Power in Colonial New South Wales, have been shortlisted in the 2012 Australian Historical Association (AHA) Awards.
UWA Publishing book From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story, by Pamela Burton, has been longlisted for the 2012 National Biography Award.
From Moree to Mabo is the remarkable story of Mary Gaudron QC, the first female justice of the High Court of Australia.
In a groundbreaking career, Mary Gaudron passionately championed gender equality and indigenous rights, ruling on landmark decisions such as Mabo and Wik, as well as the Equal Pay case for the Whitlam Government.
The Judges' report declared Vite Italiane, "[a] very readable, comprehensive, lively yet scholarly history of Italians in Western Australia. Wide ranging in scope and true to its title, it captures the lives of Italians in Western Australia over the last 100 years".
The book, which is shortlisted for the Poetry Award, is the result of a rich collaboration between two distinguished artists: words by award-winning poet Barry Hill, and images by acclaimed painter John Wolseley.
UWA Publishing titles, Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett, edited by Kate Lilley, and Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia, by Susanna Iuliano, have been shortlisted for the 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett, shortlisted for the Poetry Award, is a very personal book of selected poetry compiled by Dorothy's daughter, the poet and literary scholar Kate Lilley, that encapsulates Hewett's enduring themes of grief, loss, despair and memory.
UWA Publishing authors Donna Green and Liz Minchin (Screw Light Bulbs) have been announced as finalists in the United Nations Association of Australia's 2011 World Environment Day Awards.
Green and Minchin are one of three finalists in the running for the Media Award for Environmental Reporting for their book Screw Light Bulbs: Smarter ways to save Australians time and money, published in 2010.
UWA Publishing is delighted to have three writers in the Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival in May, 2011.
The festival will feature author Simone Lazaroo, who will be discussing her latest novel Sustenance, shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, with Nicole Sinclair.
Richard Rossiter, author of Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire, is appearing in a panel discussion led by Jennifer Byrne, host of the ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, and in discussion with author Garry Disher.