Ellen van Neerven is a young Yugambeh woman from South-East Queensland. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was awarded the 2015 Dobbie Award and the 2013 David Unaipon Award, and was also shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Her next book, a poetry collection, Comfort Food, is a highly anticipated 2016 release. She lives and works in Brisbane, as managing editor of the black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project.
States of Poetry
Further reading and links
Ellen van Neerven's blog
A.S Patrić reviews Heat and Light in the September 2014 issue of Australian Book Review
Future Tense interview with Ellen van Neerven in the June-July 2015 issue of Australian Book Review
Kate Evans interviews Ellen van Neerven on Books Plus on ABC Radio National