My view of the world when I was young was that it was a place of adventure. This remains true. I write because I imagine, hear or see things that I feel someone could benefit from me writing about them. Egotistical and irrational, of course, but that’s the fiction writer’s curse.
Working out ways to share resources and acknowledge the contributions of peers and competitors are all important strategies for the future success of publishing in its myriad formats.
I want to create resources that encourage young Aboriginal people to read. I think it’s important Aboriginal people today can see themselves in the Australian literary landscape.
I keep creating because I have this passion to reveal the power and beauty of nature.
Photo by Bryan Sun
Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.
Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.
Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.
08 Jul, 2020
Australasian Reporting Awards – Virtual Seminar
10 Jul, 2020 to 17 Jul, 2020
Literary Speed Dating 2020
16 Jul, 2020
Such Is Now: The Isolation Diorama Project 2020
24 Jul, 2020 to 04 Sep, 2020
Money Matters 2020