Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is an author and essayist, and has organised two successful Indigenous constitutional conventions in Central Australia: Today We Talk About Tomorrow (1993) and the Kalkaringi Convention (1998). Her publications include Carpentaria (Giramondo, 2006), which was awarded the Miles Franklin Award in 2007; The Swan Book (Giramondo, 2013), which was awarded the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 2014; and Tracker (Giramondo, 2017). Her essay ‘What Happens When You Tell Somebody Else’s Story’ (Meanjin, 2016) was awarded the Hilary McPhee Award in 2016. She is the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne.


Hey ancestor!

PoetryHey ancestor, you talking to me? Country time everyday. I know, I know, but wouldn’t you know it, it’s the 26th of January again, old Whitefella Day. Party time for some, sad day for others.   Listen! Can’t you hear country keeping its peoples’...

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