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Stan Grant Stan Grant i(A68385 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Griffith, Griffith (NSW) area, Riverina - Murray area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Wiradjuri ; Aboriginal
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Stan Grant's father was a Wiradjuri man and his mother was a Kamilaroi woman. Grant's childhood was spent travelling from place to place while his father searched for work. When his family moved to Canberra they stayed there and he was able to stay in school. While a young man, Grant spoke with Marcia Langton who helped him to realise that he could dream, and that his dreams could become real.

With Langton's encouragement, Grant attended the University of New South Wales where he studied politics and sociology. After university, he was a cadet at the Macquarie Radio network. As a well-known journalist, Grant travelled widely, reporting from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. From 1987 to 2001, he worked for the ABC, SBS, and the Seven Network. He has served as political correspondent with the ABC, and has written for various newspapers and been featured widely on radio.From 2001 to 2012, he worked for CNN as an anchor in Hong Kong and then a correspondent in Beijing.

In 2015, Grant published Talking to My Country; in the same year, his coverage of Indigenous affairs was recognised with a Walkley Award.


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form y separately published work icon The Australian Dream ( dir. Daniel Gordon ) Australia : GoodThing Productions Lorton Entertainment Passion Pictures Australia , 2019 16961980 2019 single work film/TV

'From shy country kid to two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year, Goodes is an inspiration to many. The footy field was where he thrived; the only place where the colour of his skin was irrelevant. Goodes’ world fell apart when he became the target of racial abuse during a game, which spiralled into public backlash against him. He spoke out about racism when Australia was not ready to hear the ugly truth, retiring quietly from AFL heartbroken.

'Using the stunning athleticism of Goodes at the peak of his powers as well as the game itself as the film’s backdrop, THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM prompts questions about Australia’s relationship with racism and its ability to confront its own past. This compelling, provocative and cinematic film uses interviews from both sides of the debate to ask probing and fundamental questions about what it means to be Australian and what it takes for any individual to stand up for what they truly believe in. Featuring Goodes and all the key players from his story, including Grant, Michael O’Loughlin, Brett Goodes, Natalie Goodes, Tracey Holmes, Nova Peris, Nicky Winmar, Gilbert McAdam, Linda Burney, Paul Roos, John Longmire, Nathan Buckley, Eddie McGuire and Andrew Bolt, THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM is also a deeply personal and comprehensive exploration of Goodes’ own journey which saw him retreat from everyday life only to return determined to rise above the ugliness he had been forced to confront.

'The Australian Dream is something people reach for and many people obtain, but there’s an emptiness at the heart of it because Australia has not resolved the questions of its history. If the Australian Dream is rooted in racism, what can be done to redefine it for the next generation?' (Production summary)

2021 winner AIDC Awards Best Feature Documentary
2021 longlisted International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
2019 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Feature Length Documentary
y separately published work icon Australia Day Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2019 15437763 2019 single work prose

'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day.

'Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends.

'In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about reconciliation and the indigenous [sic] struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and about what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
2020 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
y separately published work icon Talking to My Country : The Book That Every Australian Should Read Talking to My Country Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2016 9146492 2016 single work criticism

'An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity.'

'In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.''

'Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country.'

'Talking to My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?' (Source: Publisher's website)

2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2017 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Nonfiction
2016 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
2016 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2016 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award
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