Laetitia Nanquette is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in the School of the Arts and Media. She holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States, before coming to Australia. Laetitia works on modern and contemporary Persian literature, World Literature, literature and globalisation, and print culture. Her second book, based on fieldwork in Iran and in the Iranian diaspora, Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution: Production and Circulation in Iran and the World (Edinburgh University Press) came out in 2021. She also translates contemporary Persian literary texts into English and French.
Recent Small Press News
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted editors Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolfo Aranjuez
Against Disappearance: Essays on Memory (Pantera Press) is exactly the kind of invigorating non-fiction that small, risk-taking publications like Liminal, excel at. It is a physically beautiful collection, presented with an understated sophistication that reflects those same qualities in the works. Edited by Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolofo Aranjuez, this collection brings together writers from across […]December 2023
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Nornie Bero
Mabu Mabu (Hardie Grant Books) is an intricately crafted cookbook that melds together a perfect balance of memoir and recipe. In between stunning graphics and mouth-watering recipes, Nornie Bero recounts how her upbringing fostered a love for food and explores the deep connection between culture, identity and food. —BOTY 2023 judging panel We were lucky enough […]
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Andrew Sutherland
Paradise (Point of Transmission) (Fremantle Press) is beautifully layered collection of poems that explores the realities of a HIV diagnosis on home, community and freedom. It complex but inviting, an act of generosity and transformation. In his first poetry collection Andrew Sutherland simultaneously captures the stigma of a HIV-positive identity and the deep love of Queer community. […]