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Anonymous Premonition
Anonymous Premonit...
Yvette Holt

'Anonymous Premonition is lyrical and luscious but it is also poetic activism that packs a punch. In discussing pride in identity, painful memories, the realities of Aboriginal life and death, and the ...

Me, Antman & Fleabag
Me, Antman & Fleab...
Gayle Kennedy

Winner 2006 David Unaipon Award Take one woman, her partner Antman and their dog Fleabag, pack up the car, turn up the country music and you’ve got one spirited road trip ‘makin room for all the good ...

Swallow The Air
Swallow The Air
Tara June Winch

When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by Aunty. However, their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't seem to want them.

Whispers Of This Wik Woman
Whispers Of This W...
Fiona Doyle
Fiona Wirrer-Geor...

This absorbing and personal account of Wik activist Jean George Awumpun offers a rare understanding of Aboriginal identity and traditional land. To illustrate her proud Alngith Wikwaya beginnings, Awu ...

Caprice: A Stockman
Caprice: A Stockma...
Doris (Garimara) ...

This fictional account of one woman's journey to recover her family and heritage won the 1990 David Unaipon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Set in the towns, pastoral stations ...

Bitin' Back
Vivienne Cleven

Bitin' Back is a rollicking comic novel that nimbly blends the realities of smalltown prejudice and racial intolerance. When the Blackouts' star player Nevil Dooley wakes one morning to don a frock an ...

When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Fall...
John Bodey

Selected by Aboriginal writers Jackie Huggins, Doris Pilkington and Sam Watson as the Winner of the David Unaipon Award for unpublished indigenous writers. Powerful tales of an era before recorded tim ...

Of Muse, Meandering And Midnight
Of Muse, Meanderin...
Samuel Wagan Wats...

Announced, to widespread media attention, at Brisbane Writers Festival as winner of the 1999 David Unaipon Award for unpublished Aboriginal writers. Contemporary poetry by a young, urban Murri who is ...

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Warrigal's Way
Warrigal Anderson

"The story keeps pouring out onto the page. The strong authorial voice and storytelling style sweeps us along with it, making us experience joy and sadness. Wonderful story. A great read. I know h ...

The Sausage Tree
The Sausage Tree
Rosalie Medcraft
Valda Gee

"A fine example of a life story. The characters in this well written and interesting account of a battling family of Tasmanian Aborigines are vividly brought to life." Mudrooroo The title, "The Saus ...

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Congratulations to Shastra Deo (The Agonist) who has won the 2018 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal.

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