Professor Kim Scott (1957-) is an award-winning indigenous author. His books include True Country (1993), Benang (1999), Kayang and Me (with Hazel Brown, 2005), and That Deadman Dance (2010). He has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award twice (for Benang and That Deadman Dance) and has also been awarded the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal (2011). Kim is the founder and chair of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Story Project which has resulted in the publication of four English/Noongar language picture books through UWA Publishing: Mamang (2011), Noongar Mambara Bakitj (2011), Dwoort Baal Kaat (2014), and Yira Boornak Nyininy (2014).Kim is currently Professor of Writing at Curtin University.
Patrick Allington, author, lecturer and ABR Patrons Fellow, has written on That Deadman Dance (2010) for ABR as part of the Reading Australia project. Click here to read his essay.
Further reading and links
Reading Australia teaching resources: That Deadman Dance (2010)
Carol Birch reviews ‘That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott – review’ for The Guardian, 8 December 2012
Review by Morag Fraser ‘That Deadman Dance’ in the Sydney Morning Herald, 13 January 2011
‘Kim Scott wins prestigious Miles Franklin’, ABC News, 22 June 2011
‘The Case for Kim Scott’s “That Deadman Dance"’ by Tony Hughes-D’Aeth published by The Conversation, 19 February 2014
Patrick Allington reviews That Deadman Dance for the October 2010 issue of Australian Book Review
Rebekah Clarkson reviews The Best Australian Stories 2013, edited by Kim Scott, in the Febraruy 2014 issue of Australian Book Review.
Christine Nicholls reviews Mamang (2011) and Noongar Mambara Bakitj (2011)
Christine Nicholls reviews Dwoort Baal Kaat (2014) and Yira Boornak Nyininy (2014) in the December 2014 issue of Australian Book Review.