From editing the works of Peter Carey and David Malouf to confrontations with Patrick White and Xavier Herbert, Craig Munro’s professional career has involved unpredictable exploits with some of the best writers in this country’s history. His new book Under Cover is part book history, part memoir, and delves into the world of writers and their trusted and trusty editors.
Join Rachel Franks and Craig Munro for an in-conversation discussion about his 30 years of audacious, instructive and inspiring adventures in the publishing industry, where he met more characters in his office than can be found in the average novel.
Craig Munro (Australian)
Craig Munro is an award-winning biographer. As UQP’s inaugural fiction editor, and later as publisher, he worked with many emerging writers who have since become celebrated authors. Craig won the Barbara Ramsden Award for editing in 1985, and studied North American publishing on a Churchill Fellowship. His previous books include Wild Man of Letters, Paper Empires, and Under Cover: adventures in the art of editing. Since 2012 he has been a judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Rachel Franks is the Coordinator, Education & Scholarship, at the State Library of New South Wales and a Conjoint Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Rachel holds a PhD in Australian crime fiction and her research in the fields of crime fiction, true crime, food studies and information science has been presented at numerous conferences. An award-winning writer, her work can be found in a wide variety of books, journals and magazines.
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