Search results for tag: Anita Heiss

The Intervention: An Anthology – Introduced by Co-editor Dr Rosie Scott

Anita Heiss and I decided to publish an anthology gathering together some of Australia’s best writers and thinkers to analyse and illuminate one of the most invasive, puzzling and unprecedented actions by a government in Australian history – the 2007 Intervention by the Howard Government. We think that these writers and Indigenous leaders will bring anew perspective and urgency to an issue that... Read more

by | July 2, 2015

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Anita Heiss, author of Tiddas, in conversation with Caroline Baum

Tiddas by Anita Heiss A story about what it means to be a friend … Five women, best friends for decades, meet once a month to talk about books … and life, love and the jagged bits in between. Dissecting each other’s lives seems the most natural thing in the world – and honesty, no matter how brutal, is something they treasure. Best friends tell each other everything, don’t they? But each woman ... Read more

by | May 7, 2014

Anita Heiss, author of Am I Black Enough For You?, Paris Dreaming, Manhattan Dreaming and many more…answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Anita Heiss author of Am I Black Enough For You?, Paris Dreaming, Manhattan Dreaming and many more… Six Sharp Questions  ————– 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? Thank you. My new book Am I Black Enough For You? is a memoir based on my identity as an urban Aboriginal woman, tracing my... Read more

by | March 10, 2012

COMING SOON: Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss (Available April 2012)

I’m Aboriginal. I’m just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigne... Read more

by | February 6, 2012

Anita Heiss reviews the winner of The Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Fiction, Shake A Leg by Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod

Boori Monty Pryor  is a stellar storyteller. I’ve seen him in action wowing young people and adults alike at schools, libraries, community events and major literary festivals. There’s no surprise at all that his most recent book Shake A Leg  – with lively illustrations by the talented Jan Ormerod – was named the 2011 Winner (Children’s Fiction) in the prestigious Prime Minister’s Awards. Inspir... Read more

by | September 22, 2011

Anita Heiss, author of Paris Dreaming, answers Five Facetious Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Anita Heiss author of Paris Dreaming, Manhattan Dreaming and many more… Five Facetious Questions: ———- 1. Every writer spends at least one afternoon going from bookshop to bookshop making sure his or her latest book is facing out and neatly arranged. How far have you gone to draw attention to your own books in a shop? Only one afternoon? I do... Read more

by | April 4, 2011

Anita Heiss, author of Paris Dreaming, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Anita Heiss author of Paris Dreaming, Manhattan Dreaming and many more… Ten Terrifying Questions ——————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Gadigal country – the city of Sydney, and spent my childhood in Matraville, where I pla... Read more

by | March 30, 2011