Verlegt von
University of Queensland Press (2018-08)
Aktuelles Material
Final Pages
Biography, Literature & Literary studies


by Lucashenko, Melissa

Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.

Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble - but then trouble is Kerry's middle name.

Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie author of Bundjalung and European heritage. She has been publishing books with UQP since 1997, with her first novel, Steam Pigs, winning the Dobbie Literary Award and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Hard Yards (1999) was shortlisted for the Courier-Mail Book of the Year and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and Mullumbimby (2013) won the Queensland Literary Award and was longlisted for the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Kibble Literary Award. She has also written two novels for teenagers, Killing Darcy (UQP, 1998) and Too Flash (IAD Press, 2002). In 2013 Melissa won the inaugural long-form Walkley Award for her Griffith REVIEW essay 'Sinking Below Sight: Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan'.

Verfügbare Rechte

Language Territory Type Status
German World All Verfügbar Auf Rightsdesk ansehen


Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko has today been shortlisted for The Stella Prize

Quote: UQP

...Darkly comic and gloriously written, Too Much Lip is an urgent addition to any Australian library.

Review: Better Read Than Dead

...Lucashenko is an award-winner who's never quite found the readership she's deserved. Here's hoping this darkly funny and fierce book fixes that.

Review: The Saturday Paper, Melbourne

Too Much Lipby Melissa Lucashenko is longlisted for ABIA Literary Book of the Year

Quote: UQP

Melissa Lucashenko's Too Much Lip has been shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. The shortlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. On behalf of the judging panel, author and literary critic Bernadette Brennan said, 'The 2019 shortlist showcases a diverse and exciting range of Australian voices and experiences. Each writer has been unafraid to take risks in their narrative, in one or more of structure, subject matter or style. These books celebrate, for the most part, some of the complex, disparate and urgent aspects of contemporary Australian life.'

Quote: UQP

At its heart, award-winning Lucashenko's latest novel is a family drama; a narrative of poverty, abuse and struggle. It is visceral, damning, heart- warming, and at times, furiously funny. Stylistically it is beautiful. This is writing that ripples with the darkest emotions and seethes with the anger of generations.

Review: Brisbane News

Film/tv rights have been optioned !: Cenozoic Pictures to bring Miles Franklin winner 'Too Much Lip' to screen

Quote: UQP

If this book were a sound, it would be the roar of a motorcycle down an empty road; bold, and for the moments when it's in your path dominating all of your senses. This book swallowed me and churned me in it's guts and, as all good books should, spit me back out, a little different.

Review: Caitlin Wilson Mascara Literary Review

Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

Review: Avid Reader Bookstore

Melissa Lucashenko's Too Much Lip has been longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award.

Quote: UQP

We are fortunate to have writers like Luckenshenko who has given us such a triumphant next move.

Review: George Delaney Readings

Melissa Lucashenko has won Australia's most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin (the prize is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit), for her fierce and hilarious novel, Too Much Lip.

Quote: UQP

...Melissa's writing is also absolutely hilarious at times, and delightfully raunchy at others. Don't go through 2018 without reading it!

Review: Avid Booksellers' Book Club

More like this