Friday, March 4, 2011

Kim Scott Wins Commonwealth Prize

Kim Scott has won this years regional Commonwealth prize and is a candidate for the big prize to be announced later this year. It has been somewhat of a constitutive condition of the state of Australian literature that there has been on Indigenous writer with a huge profile outside Australia, with the problematic (in identity terms; I greatly admire his work) exception of Mudrooroo; Scott's becoming more prominent is not only important for his own career but for how Australian literature is perceived worldwide, just as Christos Tsiolkas's new worldwide prominence has changed ideas of who writes Australian literature.....

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