Bruce Pascoe, a Bunurong man is an awarding winning writer, editor, and anthologist. His works have been published nationally and internationally and have won several national literary competitions. He has combined writing fiction and non-fiction with a career as a successful publisher and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Bruce edited the Australian Short Stories magazine from 1982-1998 and is the winner of a number of awards for his writing including the Australian Literature award (shark) in 1999, Radio Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story in 2010, the Prime Minister’s Award for Literature (Young Adult) in 2013, the NSW Premier’s book of the year in 2016 (Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or accident?), awarded the Australia Council’s Award to Lifetime of Literature in 2018, and the prestigious Person of the Year award at the National Dreamtime Awards in 2018. He has also worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, farm fence contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker, and editor. He appeared in the SBS TV program, First Australians.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.