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Graham Akhurst Graham Akhurst i(7987426 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer and scholar from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland. He has published creative non-fiction with Mascara Literary Review and Westerly, and poetry for the Australian Book Review, Cordite, Verity La and Off the Coast (Maine America). He was poet of the week for the Australian Book Review in early April 2016, and has been a featured reader at the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Graham has studied, lectured and tutored at The University of Queensland, through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit. He was a participant on the 2015 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Tour.

Graham also received an Australia Council Grant to complete his debut novel Borderland, published by Hachette in 2019. In 2018, he became the first Indigenous recipient of the Fulbright W. G. Walker scholarship for study in the United States.

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2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $20,000.00
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