Portrait of Emmett Stinson

Emmett Stinson

Emmett Stinson is a lecturer in publishing and communications at the University of Melbourne and president of SPUNC, Australia’s only advocacy group for small presses.

He has been fiction editor for Wet Ink: The Magazine of New Writing, book reviewer for Triple R’s Breakfasters, and a panellist on the Australian Department of Innovation’s federal Book Industry Strategy Group.

Emmett’s debut collection of short stories, Known Unknowns (Affirm Press) was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award for short fiction. He is a recipient of The Age Short Story Award and a Lannan Poetry Fellowship. His essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared in The Age, The Australian, The Big Issue, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, The Monthly, Overland, The Sleepers Almanac, The Modernism Handbook (Continuum, 2009), and more.

Banning Islamic Books in Australia, which he co-wrote with Richard Pennell and Pam Pryde, was published by Melbourne University Press in June 2011