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Wild and Woolley
Code: 13  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Publishing Industry
Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Michael Wilding, Craig Munro (facilitator)
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Poets, radicals and all kinds of iconoclasts got a voice through Wild & Woolley, the alternative press started in 1974 by Pat Woolley and her business partner, Michael Wilding, whose account of the firm’s history reminds us of the vital role it played. He talks to author and former UQP publisher Craig Munro.

Michael Wilding (Australian)

Michael Wilding's most recent book is Wild & Woolley: A Publishing Memoir. He is the author of novels, literary criticism, and collections of essays and short stories. He co-edited the magazine Tabloid Story and co-founded the publishing houses Wild & Woolley and Paper Bark Press. An emeritus professor at Sydney University, he is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and former chair of the NSW Writers' Centre.

Craig Munro

Craig Munro is a biographer and book historian whose Wild Man of Letters was published to wide acclaim. As UQP’s inaugural fiction editor, he launched the careers of both Peter Carey and David Malouf, and was later made publisher. In 2006 he co-edited Paper Empires: A history of the book in Australia 1946-2005. His publishing memoir, Editor at Large, is forthcoming, along with Under Cover, his history of Australian book editors. He is currently researching a biography of publisher A.G. Stephens.