The creative push: Stephen Muecke joins UNSW

One of Australia's leading academics in contemporary writing has joined UNSW.

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One of Australia's leading academics in contemporary writing has joined UNSW.

Stephen Muecke has taken up a newly-created position as Professor of Writing in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Professor Muecke was most recently at the Free University of Berlin, where he held the position of Visiting Chair of Australian Studies. Prior to that he was Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.

He is one of the leading proponents of ficto-critical writing in teaching and through his own work. Two of his ficto-critical books are the travelogue No Road (bitumen all the way), and the collection of essays Joe in the Andamans.

He has won a WA Premier's non-fiction prize, been shortlisted twice in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was highly commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers' National Literature Awards.

Contact: Susi Hamilton, UNSW media | 9385 1583 | susi.hamilton@unsw.edu.au