Patron

Stephen Torre  BA PhD Qld

Life Governor, Foundation for Australian Literary Studies
Former Adjunct Professor, College of Arts, Society and Education &
Research Fellow, The Cairns Institute

Stephen Torre BA (Hons) PhD Qld is a former professor of English at James Cook University. His teaching and research interests are in the short story, writing and culture in the tropics, and twentieth-century avant-gardes.

Stephen was the executive director of the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies and chair of the judging panel of the annual Colin Roderick Award for 10 years and is now a Life Governor of the Foundation.  

Stephen now serves as a member of the management committee of the Queensland Writers Centre, Brisbane. He is a foundling committee member of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival, and a continuing member of its program advisory committee. 

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