Anita Heiss, award-winning author and proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of Central NSW, discusses her latest novel Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams). Based on true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray is an enthralling portrayal of love, loss and belonging on Wiradjuri Country by the Murrumbidgee River – where dreams are either made or broken.

Anita Heiss (Australian)

Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss is an award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and poetry. She is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation and a Board member of the University of Queensland Press and Circa Contemporary Circus. Anita is a Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland and an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation. She is currently adapting her novel Tiddas (Simon & Schuster, 2015) for the stage. Her latest novel is Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams).