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This month our blogger is Bruce Pascoe. Bruce, a Bunurong man, is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria, and an awarding winning Australian writer, editor, and anthologist. Bruce published and edited Australian Short Stories magazine 1982-1999, was the winner of the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction (Fog, a dox) 2013, recipient of the Australian Literature Award 1999, the Radio National Short Story 1998, and the FAW Short Story 2010. Bruce’s publications include: Night Animals, Shark, Ocean, Bloke, Cape Otway, Convincing Ground, Little Red Yellow and Black Book. Bruce is board member of Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, he lives in East Gippsland, and his latest novels are, Bloke published by Penguin in 2009, Chainsaw File Oxford 2010, Fog Magabala 2012, and Mrs Whitlam Magabala 2016. Dark Emu, a history of Aboriginal agriculture was published by Magabala in 2014 and has been shortlisted in the Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales Premiers’ Awards. His film, Black Chook was premiered at the Melbourne and Sydney 2016 Film Festivals and was shortlisted for the Short Film Award in the former.

 

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