Winnie Dunn


Winnie Dunn is a writer of Tongan descent from Mount Druitt, Western Sydney. She is the general manager of Sweatshop Literacy Movement. Her work has been published in Meanjin, The Guardian and Sydney Review of Books. She is also the editor of several critically acclaimed anthologies, most notably Another Australia (Affirm Press, 2022). She was the recipient of a 2023 Australia Council for the Arts grant. Dirt Poor Islanders (Hachette) is her debut novel.


Escaping the frame

In ConversationAll my work as a writer and activist over the last fifty years has comprised various attempts at what I call ‘escaping the frame of European colonisation, European story and European ways of telling story’.

Real fobs

FictionListen to Winnie Dunn read her short story ‘Real fobs’. ONLY BOGANS AND dumb ethnics go to Western Sydney University. Real fobs won’t even bother. But I am something different and better because I am half-white. At least that’s what I told myself...

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