Writing Black - Ellen van Neerven

Writing Black

By Ellen van Neerven

  • Release Date: 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature


Writing Black: New Indigenous Writing from Australia brings together leading and emerging Indigenous writers, highlighting the strength of tradition and innovation in Australia’s oldest living cultures.

Writing Black features new writing from the likes of Bruce Pascoe, Tony Birch and Tara June Winch and photography by Jo-Anne Driessens. The strong voices of seminal poets Lionel Fogarty, Kerry Reed-Gilbert and Steven Oliver are pronounced through video and text, and an audio-visual immersion of the Torres Strait is delivered in Sylvia Nakachi’s story of home. There are many other surprises in store, with Siv Parker’s ground-breaking twitter fiction storytelling, and salty black humour from Marie Munkara. 

Edited by Ellen van Neerven, this anthology was developed by the black&write! Indigenous writing and editing project at the State Library of Queensland.