The Second Book Episode #10: Kim Scott
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Duration: 45 minutes
Kim Scott is a prominent Noongar writer and scholar. His writing has received numerous literary awards over the years. He’s the author of five novels, two of which have been awarded the Miles Franklin award. In 2011, he was the first Indigenous writer to win the award, for his second novel Benang. Did the recognition for that second novel shape his writing life and career at all? What do literary accolades mean to a writer when you’re head down working on the next thing? In this conversation we’ll ask Kim about his body of writing, how he writes about culture and history and how fiction (and any forms of writing) can prompt difficult conversations, as well as hope, optimism and healing.
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Kim Scott is a multi-award winning novelist and author of Benang, That Deadman Dance and Taboo. Proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar, Kim is founder of Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories and Professor of Writing in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University.
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer, moderator and curator for writers and ideas festivals. In 2023 she's the curator and interviewer of Brisbane Writers Festival's online series The Second Book, and curator of ABC RN's on-air writers festival, Big Weekend of Books. She's conducted radio interviews for ABC RN's The Music Show, Big Ideas and The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs across ABC radio. Recent interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton and Robert Jones Jr.