Participants interested in reading for diversity might like to include books from the following lists:
- Dr Anita Heiss’s 100 Black Book Challenge
- Tseen Khoo’s list of Australian authors of Diverse Heritage
- Holly at Stuffed O’s Inclusive YA: Visibility Fiction
- Emma from My Book Corner, list of Children’s books for NAIDOC Week 2013
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.