Participants interested in reading for diversity might like to include books from the following lists:
- Dr Anita Heiss’s 100 Black Book Challenge (scroll down)
- Tseen Khoo’s list of Australian authors of Diverse Heritage (from 2012)
- Holly at Stuffed O’s Inclusive YA: Visibility Fiction
- Emma from My Book Corner, list of Children’s books for NAIDOC Week (from 2013)
- Jessica White’s list of Australian Queer-identified writers
If you know any other lists that could usefully be included here, please let us know.
Selected prize-winning female Indigenous Australian authors (in alphabetical order):
- Cleven, Vivienne. Biten’ Back. David Unaipon award winner 2000
- Behrendt, Larissa. Home. David Unaipon award winner 2001
- Doyle, Fiona. Whispers of this Wik Woman. David Unaipon award winner 2004
- Garimara, Doris Pilkington. A Stockman’s Daughter. David Unaipon award winner 1990
- Gee, Valda and Rosalie Medcalfe. The Sausage Tree. David Unaipon award winner 1994
- Hegarty, Ruth. Is that you Ruthie? David Unaipon award winner 2003
- Heiss, Anita. Not Meeting Mr Right, Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature 2007 (novel); I’m not a Racist But… (Poetry; Salt Publishing) Scanion Prize for Indigenous Publishing; Yirra and Her Deadly Dog Demon; The Macquarie Pen of Aboriginal Literature, Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature 2008 (anthology). Other published work includes: Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 historical novel;Token Koori (poetry collection). Sacred Cows (satirical social commentary); Dhuuluu-Yala (To Talk Straight) – Publishing Aboriginal Literature (non-fiction). Me and My Mum (children’s). Anita has also edited Life in Gadigal Country and Stories Without End (co-edited with Penny van Toorn).
- Hodgson, Elizabeth Eileen. Skin Painting. David Unaipon award winner 2007
- Holt, Yvette. Anonymous Premonition. David Unaipon award winner 2005
- Kennedy, Gail. Me, the Antman and Fleabag. David Unaipon award winner 2006
- Leane, Jeanine, Purple Threads. David Unaipon award winner 2010
- Munkara, Marie. Every Secret Thing. David Unaipon award winner 2008
- Watson, Nicole. The Boundary. David Unaipon award winner 2009
- Winch, Tara June. Dust on Waterglass. David Unaipon award winner 2004
- Wright, Alexis.Carpentaria. Miles Franklin Award 2006.
If you know other authors who could be included here, please leave a comment below.