Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning Indigenous Australian writer. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award. Heat and Light was also shortlisted for The Stella Prize, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, and the Readings Prize. 

Ellen’s highly-anticipated second book, a collection of poetry, Comfort Food (UQP, 2016), comes out in June.

Ellen’s writing has appeared in publications such as McSweeney’s, Overland, Frankie Magazine, The Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, and Review of Australian Fiction.

Ellen works at the State Library of Queensland as part of the black&write!  Indigenous writing and editing project which aims to support and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Ellen is the editor of the digital collection Writing Black: New Indigenous Writing from Australia.

Ellen can be contacted here.

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