Ross Livermore Lecture – The Origin of THE Origin

This speech was delivered in unusual circumstances as rain leaked from the ceiling into the classy Patterson Room at Suncorp Stadium that Saturday morning. A gigantic storm had struck Brisbane that morning. It was so huge and sudden that Police called on motorists to stay home; cars were washed away; and even the Eagle Farm races had to be cancelled

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Never out of print 2016

Next year it is 50 years since Hugh was in the middle of the  Vietnam War. While some in the book industry say “books have the shelf life of yoghurt”, Hugh’s Vietnam: A Reporter’s War has just been reprinted yet again, by HarperCollins. His memoir of 1967-68 covering the Vietnam War as a Reuters war correspondent took 17 years to find a publisher — but has never been out of print since. It has had four publishers in Australia and two in New York. Hugh’s recollections of Saigon’s famous Continental Hotel; the Tet Offensive; and the battle for Hue have inspired many readers to travel Vietnam with his book as their guide to where it all happened in the long war.

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Winner announced 4 April 2016

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COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED. Read on. Twenty years ago  the above sandstone carving by Brisbane sculptor Dr Rhyl Hinwood was erected at the University of Queensland to celebrate the successful publication of some of Hugh’s books by the University of Queensland Press (UQP).…

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Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences

Hugh Lunn was made a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences on 4 November 2015. He was one of a small group of scientists and academics, made Academy Fellows by Governor Paul de Jersey AC at a ceremony on Wednesday night at Government House, Brisbane.…

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Hugh on being Australian

Click on the graphic below to hear Hugh and ABC Radio 612′s Steve Austin talk about Being Australian

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Reliable Memoirs

Over the Top with Jim received a kind word from Finch Publishing in Sydney which awards a $10,000 prize each year for an unpublished memoir.

Interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine on 612 ABC Local Radio (Monday 12 October 2015) publisher Rex Finch said that Hugh Lunn’s Over the Top with Jim (still in print) “was phenomenal in terms of its breadth of appeal.…

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