Note: Photo courtesy of Fremantle Press.
Ambelin Kwaymullina Ambelin Kwaymullina i(A109528 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Palyku
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Ambelin Kwaymullina graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). She worked in the areas of natural resource management, law reform and politics. Kwaymullina published her first work for children, the picture book Crow and the Waterhole, in 2007.

In February 2010, Fremantle Press announced Ambelin Kwaymullina had been selected among 25 Australian illustrators whose work will be exhibited by the Australian Publishers' Association at the Brologna Children's Book Fair in March 2010 for Crow and the Waterhole. The exhibition promotes Australian culture and literary culture internationally.

Ambelin Kwaymullina is the daughter of Sally Morgan and the sister of Blaze Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Her heritage is the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Dream Little One, Dream 2016 single work picture book children's

'When Moon shines and earth breathes a breath of deepest night dream, little one, dream into the peace of a wonderful world.

'From sunrise to night-time, celebrate the wonders of nature with this rhythmic and radiant bedtime story.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
I Love Me 2016 single work picture book children's

'Acclaimed creators Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina celebrate individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.' (Source: Publisher's website)

2017 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
The Lost Girl 2014 single work children's fiction young adult

'A beautiful story of how Mother Nature helps a lost girl find her way back to her family.

'The girl had lost her way. She had wandered away from the Mothers, the Aunties and the Grandmothers, from the Fathers and the Uncles and the Grandfathers. Who will show her the way home?' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award
2015 shortlisted Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
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