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Gayle Kennedy i(42 works by)
Born: Established: Ivanhoe, Far West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wongaiibon
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BiographyHistory

Gayle Kennedy is a member of the Nyaampa-speaking nation in the south west of New South Wales. Her stories have been published in newspapers and magazines and broadcast on radio. From 1995-1998 she was the Indigenous issues writer and researcher for Streetwize Comics.


Her characters Me, Antman, and Fleabag were created for her award winning short story entry in the New South Wales Writers' Centre's Inner City Life competition in 2005. Her manuscript based on these characters won the the David Unaipon Award in 2006. Kennedy has been a panel participant at the 2006 Indigenous Writers Festival and the 2007 Contemporary Australian Fiction Festival.

Gayle Kennedy is a member of the NSW Writers' Centre Management Committee (2007-2009).

Awards for Works

Me, Antman and Fleabag 2006 selected work short story humour 'Take one woman, her partner Antman and their dog Fleabag, pack up the car, turn up the country music and you've got one spirited road trip...' - back cover
2011 Commended The Kate Challis RAKA Award
2008 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Indigenous Writing
2008 nominated Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature
2006 winner David Unaipon Award
Koori Girl Goes Shoppin' 2005 selected work poetry
2005 shortlisted David Unaipon Award
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