The royalties of a newly released book of stories by University of Southern Queensland Emeritus Professor Lynne Hunt will support the University’s International Student Scholarship.
After a successful career in universities around Australia, Professor Lynne Hunt has turned to a new way of writing in her retirement years, recently launching ‘Making Meaning: Making Sense’ (Linellen Press 2022).
“During my academic career I co-edited four books, wrote chapters for many others and published numerous academic articles, but this book is different. It’s a collection of personal stories and called for a very different style of writing,” Lynne said.
“I was writing for fun and passing on different pieces to friends and family.
“They told me they enjoyed reading what I’d produced, so I kept writing.”
The end product is ‘Making Meaning: Making Sense’.
From a childhood in the UK’s chocolate-box pretty Cotswolds, a university education in Liverpool in the ‘Swinging 60s, and an adult life in Perth, Western Australia, Lynne tells funny and powerful stories that offer readers of all generations space to reflect on their own lives
“This is philosophy without the boring bits because the stories make you think,” she said.
“They are intimate, universal, global, fun, and unbelievably true. They are stories of life filtered through a reflective lens sharpened by analysis and sometimes bitter experience, and stories of a life journey well-travelled.”
Lynne’s ongoing commitment to the success of university students is clear in her decision to donate the royalties of the book to the University of Southern Queensland’s International Students’ Scholarship Fund.
“Supporting our international students in Australia is important post pandemic,” she said.
“Students’ opportunities for education have been restricted in recent years. They now need support to rebuild their study programs. In any case, I believe that educating people from other countries in Australia is a wonderful way to build positive international relationships.
“Funds like this can help to sponsor human connection and that should be a key outcome of a university education.”
The book is available in standard print, large font and as an e-book. Assist UniSQ to help our international students by purchasing copies of this engaging book for yourself and as gifts. It may be purchased through your chosen online bookstore and ordered through your local library or book shop.