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In the eighth of this series of interviews, Anita speaks to Ellen van Neerven.

Ellen van Neerven (also known as Ellen van Neerven-Currie) is currently an editor for the black+write! editing project at the State LIbrary of Queensland, which partners with Magabala Books. In 2013 she won the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous manuscript for her novel Heat and Light. She was also shortlisted at the same time for a second novel entitled Hard.

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    y separately published work icon In Conversation with BlackWords Anita Heiss (editor), St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2014 14117882 2014 anthology interview

    In late 2013 Dr Anita Heiss sent a series of questions to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. The responses she received are at times funny, sad, moving, and always deeply insightful. Universally an important piece of advice was to 'Read, read, read' if you want to write. As an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Anita was very happy to see that advice coming from some of Australia's most admired and read authors.

    In 2014, BlackWords published a series of interviews conducted by Dr Anita Heiss with prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This series challenges notions of what Indigenous writing is, who is writing it, and what Indigenous writers are writing about.

    St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2014
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