ellen van neerven
Ellen van Neerven is a Munanjali woman from South East Queensland.
Heat and Light won the David Unaipon Award, she was named Best Young Australian Novelist in 2015.
She writes for many publications including Franki Magazine and The Griffith Review.
Until 2016 Ellen was the Managing Editor of black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project at State Library of Queensland.
She received the 2017 Queensland Writers Centre Johnno Award and the 2015 Express Media Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Young Person in Literary Arts for her work as editor, mentor and advocate for First Nations writers. She currently lives in Melbourne.