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Bruce Pascoe

2019 Speaker

A man of Yuin and Bunurong/Tasmanian heritage now living in East Gippsland, Bruce Pascoe published and edited Australian Short Stories magazine from 1982-1999.


He is a board member for the Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.


  • Prime Minister's Literature Award for Young Adult fiction 2013

  • Radio National Short Story 1998

  • FAW Short Story 2010

  • New South Wales Premiers' Book of the Year 2016

He was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2018.

Books include:

  • Night Animals

  • Shark

  • Ocean

  • Bloke

  • Cape Otay

  • Convincing Ground

  • Little red yellow and black book

  • Chainsaw file

  • Fog

  • Mrs Whitlam

  • Dark Emu

Dark Emu, was performed by the Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2018.

Read more about Bruce Pascoe here.

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