Alexis Wright in conversation with Ivor Indyk

Author Alexis Wright in conversation with publisher and critic Ivor Indyk. Friday 24 October 2014.


Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is the author of the novels The Swan Book winner of the ASAL Gold Medal, and Carpentaria, which won five national literary awards in 2007, including the ASAL Gold Medal and the Miles Franklin Award. Her first novel Plains of Promise was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize.  Her work is published internationally including the US, UK, China and India, and translated into several languages. Her other books are Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in Tennant Creek, the short story collection Le Pacte de Serpent, Take Power, a collection of essays and stories celebrating twenty years of land rights in Central Australia, and Tracker, stories of the Aboriginal visionary leader Tracker Tilmouth. She has written widely on Indigenous rights, and organised two successful Indigenous Constitutional Conventions, ‘Today We Talk About Tomorrow’ (1993), and the Kalkaringi Convention (1998).

Ivor Indyk is the publisher of the Giramondo book imprint and Whitlam Chair in the Writing & Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.

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