Professor Janette Turner-Hospital


Honorary award citation

Iconic author and accomplished teacher Professor Janette Turner Hospital will be awarded an Honorary doctorate at UQ’s Faculties of Arts and Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBS) graduation ceremony.

Professor Turner Hospital, whose short stories and novels have won numerous international awards, will also be guest speaker at the 8pm ceremony.

She will be presented with a Doctor of Letters honoris causa in recognition of her distinguished career and outstanding contribution to literature.

Professor Hospital will deposit her literary papers with the University Library as part of an agreement reached in 1995. The library has purchased the manuscripts of CharadesThe Last Magician and The Ivory Swing under the arrangement. Her new book North of Nowhere South of Loss was published in May by University of Queensland Press.


Doctor of Letters honoris causa