Craig Munro started his blue-pencil adventures on the college of Queensland Press in 1971. Over the following thirty years, he grew to become pal, counsellor, and sometimes foil to a couple of the country’s prime authors.
From a champagne-fuelled telegram to Patrick White to a run-in with Xavier Herbert, Craig’s editorial lifestyles was once punctuated by way of encounters with amazing writers. Championing the early works of Peter Carey, correct as much as the Booker–winning True historical past of the Kelly Gang, Craig additionally edited David Malouf’s first novel, Johnno. He was once teased by way of Murray Bail’s tantalising brain video games, stumbled on a fondness for Olga Masters’ fiction, and helped create UQP’s acclaimed Indigenous list.
mixing e-book historical past with memoir, Under Cover explores the invisible paintings of enhancing from an insider’s standpoint. advised with heat and humour, it's a clever, wonderful travel of 3 audacious, intoxicating, and finally inspiring a long time of publishing mayhem.
PRAISE FOR CRAIG MUNRO
‘[A] secure, attractive memoir approximately being the guy with the blue pencil, which may still open the eyes of individuals drawn to the publishing company and entertain someone who alternatives it up … an enthralling breeze of a publication … [Munro] has a born raconteur's ear for anecdote.’ The Sunday Age
‘[The early 70s to the overdue 90s] used to be a desirable time in Australia's cultural heritage, and Munro's account is a hot and engrossing one. when you have the slightest curiosity in writing and publishing you are going to love this publication — simply as I did.’ Readings