Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The author of the prize-winning novels Carpentaria and The Swan Book, Wright has published three works of non-fiction: Take Power, an oral history of the Central Land Council; Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in the Northern Territory; and Tracker, an award-winning collective memoir of Aboriginal leader, Tracker Tilmouth. Her books have been published widely overseas, including in China, the US, the UK, Italy, France and Poland. She holds the position of Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. Wright is the only author to win both the Miles Franklin Award (in 2007 for Carpentaria) and the Stella Prize (in 2018 for Tracker).
A Gala Night of Storytelling
John Safran, Paul Kelly, Chloe Hooper, John Marsden, Judith Lucy, Tara June Winch, Christos Tsiolkas, David Malouf, Alexis Wright, Alex Miller, Shane Maloney, Cate Kennedy
Ten Stories of Melbourne
Tony Birch, Jane Rawson, Alice Pung, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Jennifer Down, Moreno Giovannoni, Eloise Grills, Andy Griffiths, Alexis Wright, Patricia Cornelius