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Bruce Pascoe

Bruce published and edited Australian Short Stories magazine 1982–1999; won the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction in 2013, the Australian Literature Award 1999, Radio National Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story 2010, and, in 2018, was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts’ Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.

His books include: Night Animals, Shark, Ocean, Bloke, Cape Otway, Convincing Ground, Little Red Yellow and Black Book.

Bruce is of Yuin, Bunurong/Tasmanian heritage. He is a Board member of the Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Bruce lives in East Gippsland.

His latest novels are, Bloke, published by Penguin in 2009; Chainsaw File, Oxford 2010; Fog, Magabala 2012; and Mrs Whitlam, Magabala 2016.

Dark Emu, a history of Aboriginal agriculture, was published by Magabala in 2014 and won the New South Wales Premiers’ Book of the Year Award in 2016. It was performed by the Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2018.

Bruce was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Literature Award by the Australia Council in 2018.


Watch Bruce Pascoe's keynote address here