Alexandra Payne is the non-fiction publisher at UQP, one of Australia’s most respected independent publishing houses. She has worked in publishing since 1995 and has commissioned books that have received the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Qld Premier’s Literary Award Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Award for History. At UQP, Alexandra focuses on publishing books that will inform, move and challenge readers. She is also undertaking a doctorate at QUT, investigating the future of the publisher.