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)

Stan Grant

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man. He has worked for the ABC, SBS, CNN, the Seven Network and SKY News. Stan published his bestselling memoir Talking to My Country and won a Walkley Award for his coverage of indigenous affairs. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council for Indigenous recognition. On Identity is a meditation on hope and community, and Australia Day is his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country.