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Creative writing; Non-place; Sacred place; Diaspora Studies; Authorship


Dr Holland received his PhD in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, where he researched supermodern non-place, sacred place, and Japanese literary aesthetics. His particular research areas are creative writing, stylistics, comparative literature, supermodernity and sacred place. Among his recent novels are La Donna del Club 49: Un noir in Vietnam (2019, O Barra O Edizione, Italian translation by Giacomo Falconi); One (2016, Transit Lounge), which was longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Prize); and The Mary Smokes Boys (2013, Hawthorne Books, USA; 2010, Transit Lounge, AUS) which was longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year. He has been a judge of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2016).

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

English, PhD, Non-place and Ma: The Writing of Nowhere, Queensland University of Technology

15 Feb 201519 Dec 2019

Award Date: 19 Dec 2019


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