Leading Aboriginal author and historian Bruce Pascoe will be appearing at Giiyong Festival to present a reading of his fiction works, and a talk about his award winning book Dark Emu, which puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians.

Pascoe’s work is leading the way in reappraising the Indigenous history of Australia, and he has received many awards including Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction 2013, Australian Literature Award 1999, Radio National Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story 2010 and in 2018 was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts’ Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.

Dark Emu, published by Magabala Books in 2014, has won numerous awards including the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year in 2016.  Don’t miss this enlightening presentation about systems of food production and land management that have been blatantly understated in modern re-tellings of early Aboriginal history.