Melbourne University Publishing

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Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne.

Melbourne University Publishing
Parent companyUniversity of Melbourne
Founded1922; 99 years ago (1922)
Country of originAustralia
Headquarters locationMelbourne
DistributionUnited Book Distributors (Australia)
Independent Publishers Group (US)
Eurospan Group (Europe)[1]
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsMiegunyah Press, MUP Academic


MUP was founded in 1922 as Melbourne University Press to sell text books and stationery to students, and soon began publishing books itself. Over the years scholarly works published under the MUP imprint have won numerous awards and prizes. The name Melbourne University Publishing was adopted for the business in 2003 following a restructure by the University, but books continue to be published under the Melbourne University Press imprint.[2]

The Miegunyah Press is an imprint of MUP, established in 1967 under a bequest from businessman and philanthropist Russell Grimwade, with the intention of subsidising the publication of illustrated scholarly works that would otherwise be uneconomic to publish. Grimwade's great-grandnephew Andrew Grimwade is the present patron. Miegunyah is from an Aboriginal Australian language, meaning "my house".[3]

MUP also is the current publisher of the literary journal Meanjin.

See alsoEdit

Directors of Melbourne University PressEdit

  • 1932–1942: Frank Wilmot
  • 1943–1962: Gwyn James
  • 1962–1988: Peter Ryan
  • 1989: Brian Wilder
  • 1990–1994: John Iremonger
  • 1994: Andrew Watson (Acting)
  • 1994–1996: Brian Wilder
  • 1996–2002: John Meckan
  • 2002–2019: Louise Adler
  • 2019–current: Nathan Hollier

Further readingEdit

Laurie Muller, Say Goodbye to Melbourne University Publishing, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 2019[4]

Nathan Hollier, MUP, Looking Ahead, Australian Book Review, 1 July 2019[5]


  1. ^ "Booksellers". Melbourne University Publishing. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ About Melbourne University Publishing Ltd page Archived 2008-08-29 at the Wayback Machine at the MUP web site
  3. ^ The Miegunyah Press page Archived 2008-08-29 at the Wayback Machine at the MUP web site
  4. ^ Muller, Laurie (7 February 2019). "Say goodbye to Melbourne University Publishing as we know it". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  5. ^ Hollier, Nathan (1 July 2019). "MUP, Looking Ahead". Australian Book Review. Retrieved 2 February 2021.

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