Anita Heiss is the winner of the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Literature Award in the Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards. Heiss's win, for her novel Paris Dreaming, is her fourth in this category since 2007.
The national Deadly Awards 'recognise the achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their contribution to their communities and to wider Australia'. This year's presentation night was held at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday, 27 September. Executive Producer of the event, Gavin Jones, said: 'The Deadlys go from strength to strength each year. We have strong finalists and winners to showcase, some of Indigenous Australia's best talent to grace the Opera House stage and the overwhelming support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the wider Australian public as ingredients that produce a very successful national awards night.'
The Deadlys Opera House gala will be broadcast on SBS One on Sunday, 2 October at 9.30pm and again on SBS Two on Saturday, 8 October at 7.30pm.
For a full list of this year's winners, follow the links on the Vibe website.