Kim Scott’s first novel, True Country, was published in 1993. His second, Benang: from the Heart, won the 2000 Miles Franklin Award and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. He is currently based at Curtin University in Western Australia. Scott is a descendant of the people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonization, and is proud to be among those who call themselves Noongar. His new novel is That Deadman Dance.
Kim Scott’s appearance is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body.