Indigenous literature has flourished in recent decades, creating an increasingly nuanced portrayal of our colonial history. But what are the personal transformations in this literature that best inform debates about reconciliation today? In conversation with Mark Baker, renowned Indigenous writers Kim Scott and Marcia Langton examine the role of fiction in the ongoing discovery of our past, its resonance with the present, and the reckoning of historic tragedies by storytellers within their work. Curated by Marcia Langton.
Kim Scott (Australian)
Kim Scott grew up on the south coast of Western Australia. He is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. His second novel, Benang: From the Heart, won the 1999 Western Australian Premier's Book Award, the 2000 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2001 Kate Challis RAKA Award. His third novel, That Deadman Dance, also won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2011, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. His most recent book is Taboo. Kim is currently Professor of Writing at the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University.