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Festival Program

First Nations Curators

The New Wave of First Nations Fiction

Wed 20 Oct, 6.30pm
Online

A vanguard of First Nations fiction writers is carrying forward the world’s oldest storytelling traditions while upending the settler narratives of our literary canon. Prominent Aboriginal researcher and writer Professor Marcia Langton chats with a panel of leading Indigenous novelists about the power of fiction to illuminate First Nations histories, cultures, and ways of thinking. Featuring Melissa Lucashenko, a Goorie author of Bundjalung heritage and 2019 Miles Franklin winner (Too Much Lip); Nardi Simpson, a Yuwaalaraay musician, educator and debut novelist (Song of the Crocodile); and Karen Wyld, an award-winning writer (Where the Fruit Falls) of Martu descent.

Supported by ARA

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1 hour

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Professor Marcia Langton AO is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. As an anthropologist and geographer, she has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies, native title and resource management, art and culture, and women's rights. 

Melissa Lucashenko is an award-winning Bundjalung novelist from Brisbane. She is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction writing and a founding member of Queensland human rights group Sisters Inside. Her most recent novel, Too Much Lip, won the 2019 Miles Franklin Award and the Queensland Literary Prize for a work of State Significance.

Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay storyteller from the NSW northwest freshwater plains. Her debut novel Song of the Crocodile was winner of the 2018 Black & Write Fellowship and longlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize and Miles Franklin Award.

Karen Wyld is a South Australian author of Martu descent. Her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls, won the 2020 Dorothy Hewitt Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was shortlisted for a 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Her children’s book, Heroes, Rebels and Innovators, was released in July 2021.

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