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Dylan Van Den Berg Dylan Van Den Berg i(19499221 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Palawa / Tasmanian
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BiographyHistory

'Dylan Van Den Berg is a Palawa writer with family connections to the northeast of Tasmania.'

Source: Griffin Theatre.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

shortlisted for 'Way Back When'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Milk 2020 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2021 21417867 2020 single work drama

'Like a smack in the face.  That’s how I’d describe it.

'On the precipice of something life changing, a young Palawa man plunges into an exploration of self and Country. 

'Carried with the winds of a metaphysical Flinders Island, the land of his mob and the place where it all happened, he is drawn back to the dawn of colonization. To a woman who bore the brunt of the oppressors’ violence and then forward to her granddaughter, who buried the truth as a means of survival. Stirring up stories together, with parts both  achingly sad and unexpectedly funny, what unfolds reveals by slow degrees painful but important truths.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted ACT Notable Awards Fiction Big Press
2022 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
2020 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award
2021 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
Way Back When 2019 single work drama

'way back when, set in a fictional post-colonial Tasmania, sees Ghost, a take-no-nonsense apparition, set the scene for the meeting of an unlikely trio of three women. To pass the time (and forget the cold), they re-imagine the colonisation of Tasmania as a Gothic revenge drama. There’s comedy, a play-within-a-play and, as their connection to each other strengthens, revelations of personal traumas which steadily undermine the fervour of their collective revisionism.'

Source: Griffin Theatre.

2020 highly commended Max Afford Award
2020 winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
2020 winner Rodney Seaborn Playwrights' Award
2019 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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