Kindlehill Newsletter Week 5 Term 4

BRUCE PASCOE is visiting our school! Hard to believe but completely true! Friday 11th November
Here’s a quick bio on him:
Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning Australian writer, editor andanthologist. His books include Shark, Ruby-eyed Coucal, Ocean, Earth and Nightjar. Bruce has also written a number of non-fiction works, the latest  includes Dark Emu 2014, Convincing Ground, a Wathaurong language dictionary and The Little Red, Yellow, Black Book.  His novel, Bloke, was published in 2009. The children’s novel, The Chainsaw File, was published by Oxford in 2011. Fog, a dox was published in 2012 by Magabala and won the Prime Minister’s award for Young Adult Literature in 2013. Dark Emu was published by Magabala in Feb 2014 and won the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year in 2016. Seahorse (YA) was published in 2015 by Magabala and Mrs Whitlam (YA) in 2016. He attended the ANZ literary festival in London and the Dublin Literary Festival in 2014 and travelled to Ireland,Edinburgh, Mongolia, India,  Washington and New York to talk about Dark Emu at Writers’ Festivals, Universities and Indigenous communities in 2015

On a more personal note Bruce Pascoe has been one of those authors and figures whom has inspired much conversation, much thinking and reflecting and ultimately been an important influence on how we educate our children at this school…

It’s a huge honour for us that he is coming. We’re hoping that for him that its an affirmation that his beautiful words are striking at peoples hearts, that we are listening and responding to his message; that we are all in our way working towards a more peaceful and reconciled Australia and that when we look to our children we can see the hope and strength of our future..

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