Dr Stuart Glover

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52860


Dr Stuart Glover is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland, where he has a research interest in literary institutions, cultural policy, and Brisbane’s cultural identity. He is the editor, with Robyn Sheahan-Bright, of Hot Iron Corrugated Sky: 100 Years of Queensland Writing (UQP 2002).

He writes creative non-fiction regularly for the newspapers, for ABC Radio National, and for little magazines–including McSweeney’s, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Island, and Artlink. He has published short fiction in a number of anthologies and likewise co-edited a number.

As an industry figure, he was

  • Founding Director of the Brisbane Writers Festival,
  • Manager for Writing at Arts Queensland,
  • Founding Director of QPIX -- Queensland screen industry development centre
  • Founding Chair of Multi-Media Art Asia-Pacific (MAAP),
  • Chair of Q Music (the Queensland Music Industry Association),
  • Board Member and Acting Chair of the Queensland Theatre Company,
  • Deputy Chair of the Queensland Writers Centre.
  • Member of Literature Board of the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s peak body for literary development.
  • Founding Chair of the Queensland Literary Awards

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing Studies
  • Literary Policy
  • Short Fiction
  • Brisbane Cultural Identity
  • Historical and contemporary Australian publishing and literary institutions

Research Impacts

As listed above Dr Glover's work on cultural policy and literary instituions has seen his appointment to many key industry roles and tasks. As well as these appointments he has been a member of the management committees of many other arts and literary organisations. He is also the architect of two Queensland state-wide cultural policy frameworks and he has led cultural planning work for the State Library, UQP, the digital arts sector in Queensland, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Griffith University, and others.


  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Glover, Stuart (2015). The Book Council of Australia? Well, it’s better than nothing. In John Watson (Ed.), Politics, policy and the chance Of change: the conversation yearbook 2015 (pp. 223-228) Carlton, VIC, Australia: Melbourne University Press.

  • Glover, Stuart (2013). To the woman that changed my life. In Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire (Ed.), Yours truly: cathartic confessions, passionate declarations and vivid recollections from women of letters (pp. 417-420) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Viking.

  • Glover, Stuart (2007). Publishing and the state. In D. J. Carter and A. Galligan (Ed.), Making Books: Contemporary Australian Publishing (pp. 81-95) Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.

  • Glover, Stuart (2006). Case Study: Literature and the State. In Craig Munro and Robyn Sheahan-Bright (Ed.), Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia 1945-2005 (pp. 165-173) St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press.

  • Sheahan-Bright, Robyn and Glover, Stuart (2002). Introduction. In Stuart Glover and Robyn Sheahan-Bright (Ed.), Hot iron corrugated sky : 100 years of Queensland writing (pp. xv-xxxi) St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Glover, Stuart (2000). Midnight's child. In Difficult Love: Twenty-six intimate stories by contemporary Queensland writers (pp. 53-56) Rockhampton: CQU Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Glover, Stuart (2010) The sunset limited: Cormac McCarthy. Ultimo, NSW, Australia, ABC Radio National.

  • Glover, Stuart (2010) Literary festivals: Who are they for?. Ultimo, NSW, Australia, ABC Radio National.

  • Glover, Stuart (2010) Reading Vooks. Ultimo, NSW, Australia, ABC Radio National.

  • Glover, Stuart (2006). Literature and cultural policy studies PhD Thesis, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland.

  • Glover, Stuart (2005) Matthew Condon in Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly (eds.) Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English. 2nd, rev. London, U.K.: Routledge

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision