Australian Multicultural Writers includes biographical information about Australian writers who identify with cultural heritages other than Anglo-Celtic (both non-English-speaking and English-speaking). It includes writers who have identified both an Indigenous heritage and additional cultural heritages. BlackWords includes all writers who have identified their Indigenous heritage.
Australian Multicultural Writers provides bibliographical information about these writers' works, published both in English and in more than fifty other languages. While the dataset concentrates on creative and critical literature, some non-creative works are included. The dataset continues to be built upon as more material is published by writers who meet the criteria for inclusion. In 2012 and 2013, the Australian Multicultural Writers team focused on the literary activities of five linguistic/cultural communities: Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Spanish and Vietnamese. The research and documentation of the literary production of these and other linguistic/cultural communities is ongoing.
Australian Multicultural Writers reflects the diversity of Australia's literary community and the diversity of Australian culture in general. Read Wenche Ommundsen's peer-reviewed introduction to Multicultural Writing in Australia.
Explore the tabs on the left to find out more about the project and discover some of the rich collections of AustLit records in multiple languages.