Kim Wilkins is the director of the postgraduate Writing, Editing, and Publishing program at University of Queensland, and researches in the fields of creative writing and popular fiction, especially fantasy fiction and the sociomateriality of creative practice. Her forthcoming short monograph on Young Adult Fantasy will be published by Cambridge University Press in early 2019. She is also the author of thirty novels, both under her own name and under the pseudonym Kimberley Freeman. Her creative work is published in twenty languages.
University of Queensland
Australian popular fiction is the most significant growth area in Australian trade publishing since the turn of the twenty-first century yet it has received little sustained scholarly attention (Fletcher et al. 5). Over the last two decades, the rhetoric of…
Australian adult fantasy fiction of the last fifteen years has been significant in its volume, penetration, and international success. Perhaps paradoxically, these texts are notable for their lack of particularly Australian markers, largely turning instead to European landscapes, history, and…