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Wild Dingo launches Deadly Dingo imprint, scholarship for First Nations writers

Wild Dingo Press has launched a new imprint to publish work by First Nations writers and poets.

The imprint, called Deadly Dingo Books, will publish ‘authentic, integral and powerful stories of hope, vision, culture, knowledge and the power of Indigenous wisdom’, according to the publisher.

The launch title for the imprint is The Cherry Picker’s Daughter, a memoir by the late Wiradjuri writer Kerry Reed-Gilbert. Released this month, The Cherry Picker’s Daughter is described by the publisher as an ‘exquisite portrait of growing up Aboriginal on the fringes of outback towns in New South Wales in the mid-twentieth century’.

In addition to the imprint, Wild Dingo Press has established a new scholarship for a mid-career First Nations poet, which it will administer in association with the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) and consulting company OneINMA Global.

Wakka Wakka Wulli Wulli poet and author Tjanara Goreng Goreng, who runs OneINMA Global, will work as publisher of the Deadly Dingo Books imprint alongside Wild Dingo publisher Catherine Lewis. Wild Dingo Press published Goreng Goreng’s memoir A Long Way from No Go in 2018.

For more information, see the Wild Dingo Press website.

 

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