Larissa Behrendt

Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO is a Eualayai/Gamillaroi woman and the Laureate Fellow at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is an award-winning author and filmmaker. Larissa won a 2005 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for her novel Home. Her second novel, Legacy, won a Victorian Premiers Literary Award. Her most recent novel is the best-selling After Story, which was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and won the Voss Prize. Her non-fiction works include Finding Eliza, Indigenous Australia for Dummies and Indigenous Australia for Kids. Larissa won the 2018 Australian Directors Guild Award for After the Apology and the 2020 AACTA for Best Direction in Factual Television for Maralinga Tjarutja. She was awarded an Order of Australia for her work in Indigenous education, the law and arts. She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio.

Larissa Behrendt is appearing in the following events:

First Knowledges: Innovation

Ian J McNiven and Lynette Russell (First Knowledges: Innovation) share insight into the millennia-spanning ingenuity and innovations of First Nations peoples, in conversation with Larissa Behrendt.   
Sat 11 May 12:00pm @ State Library Conversation Quarter