Ellen van Neerven
Photo by Anna Jacobson
Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East Queensland) and Dutch heritage. They write fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. Ellen’s first book, Heat and Light, was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. They have written two poetry collections: Comfort Food, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize; and Throat, which was shortlisted in 2021 for the Queensland Literary Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Multicultural NSW Award and Book of the Year in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Ellen also won the Queensland Literary Awards – Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award and the University of Melbourne’s Australian Centre Literary Awards – Peter Blazey Fellowship in 2019.
McSweeney's 41: Australian Aboriginal Fiction Edition
Chris Flynn, Tony Birch, Melissa Lucashenko, Ellen van Neerven, Jordan Bass
Emily Kam Kngwarray: Anwerlarr anganenty (Big Yam Dreaming) 1995
Judith Ryan, Michael Williams, Clinton Nain, Mandy Nicholson, Matt Preston, Ellen van Neerven, Bruce Pascoe
On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.
Maxine Beneba Clarke, William McInnes, Anita Heiss, Les Murray, Michael Leunig, Robert Dessaix, Eddie Perfect, Mark Colvin, Stephanie Alexander, Robyn Annear, Tim Flannery, Ellen van Neerven
Meet Me at the Intersection
Rebecca Lim, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jessica Walton, Ellen van Neerven, Kim Kane
Blak & Bright: Treaty, Yeah
Ali Cobby Eckermann, Ellen van Neerven, Lidia Thorpe, Jim Everett, Marie Munkara