February 1, 2023
Kim Scott is an award-winning novelist, having twice won the Miles Franklin Award (for Benang and That Deadman Dance) along with many other Australian literary prizes. Kim was 2012 West Australian of the Year, is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a member of the Western Australian Writers Hall of Fame and in 2022 was declared a State Cultural Treasure. He is currently Curtin University Distinguished Professor in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.
Proud to be on among those who call themselves Noongar, Kim’s is convenor of Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories (www.wirlomin.com.au) which is responsible for a number of bilingual (Noongar and English) picture books and regional performances of story and song. Two books, A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott (Camden House, 2016) and Kim Scott: language, readers and interpretation (UWAP, 2019) deal with aspects of his writing and career.