Young Indigenous Queensland writer Ellen Van Neerven burst onto Australia’s literary scene in 2013, when she won the prestigious David Unaipon Award. The following year, her collection of short stories Heat and Light was received with eager acclaim. Don’t miss one of our finest talents in conversation with Stan Grant about the inspiration for her remarkably mature prose and poetry, which explores themes of racism, history and climate change.

Supported by The Copyright Agency. 

Curated by Ellen van Neervan. 

Stan Grant (Australian)

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Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, and the Seven Network and, since 2013, as the International Editor for SKY News. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor in Hong Kong, before relocating to Beijing as correspondent. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. In 2015, he published his bestselling book Talking to My Country, and also won a Walkley award for his coverage of indigenous affairs. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition.