#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Author Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person and the highly regarded author of critically acclaimed books such as My Spare Heart, an uplifting story about family breakdowns, facing truths and finding balance. Join Jared Thomas as he talks about his inspiration for his writing for young adults and explores writing truths.
Venue change: Please note this session will now be taking place in The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland. The venue was previously listed as Auditorium 2.
Dr Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges, Research Fellow, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Material Culture at the South Australian Museum and University of South Australia, and an Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassador. He is the highly regarded author of critically acclaimed books for young adults including My Spare Heart (Allen & Unwin 2021), Songs that Sound Like Blood, and Calypso Summer, for which Jared was awarded the Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship, and which was selected by the International Youth Library as a White Raven Book and short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing. Jared is also the co-author of the Patty Mills series Game Day.