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Leni Shilton Leni Shilton i(A80384 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Leni Shilton has lived and worked in Central Australia since 1985. She has worked as a remote-area nurse and a health educator, has taught creative writing, and has taught at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre. She has studied a Master of Letters in Creative Writing and teaching at Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.' (

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted Northern Territory Literary Awards NT Writers Centre Poetry Award for brown goshawk
2017 longlisted Red Room Poetry Fellowship
2016 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards NT Writers Centre Poetry Award for ‘Into the West – Bertha Strehlow’s journey to Piltadi’

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Walking With Camels : The Story of Bertha Strehlow Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2018 12947727 2018 selected work poetry

'Leni Shilton offers us a woman’s exploration of loss and survival in the unforgiving and beautiful landscape of central Australia. Bertha Strehlow, overshadowed by her anthropologist husband’s achievements, was a woman of integrity and a brilliant observer and connector of people in settings such as the Great Sandy Desert over many years of endurance. In this volume, Leni Shilton restores to her a voice.'  (Publication summary)

2020 winner Territory Read Book of the Year Fiction
If I Speak from under the Earth i "I speak from under the earth, the desert a red beast over me. History is layers of", 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Underneath : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2015 2015; (p. 80)
2015 longlisted The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
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