Podcast: Adam Thompson on Aboriginal Heritage, Muttonbirding and Storytelling

Podcast: Adam Thompson on Aboriginal Heritage, Muttonbirding and Storytelling

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Aboriginal (pakana) writer, Adam Thompson talks to Cheryl about the importance of maintaining Aboriginal heritage sites, muttonbirding and his journey from storytelling to writing. His debut Born Into This is out now.

About the author:

Adam Thompson is an emerging Aboriginal (pakana) writer from Tasmania, who writes contemporary short fiction. In 2016–17, Adam received writing awards through the Tamar Valley Writers Festival and the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival. Adam has been awarded a First Nations Fellowship at Varuna – The Writers House, several Arts Tasmania grants, and was one of ten recipients of The Next Chapter initiative through the Wheeler Centre.

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Acknowledgment of Cultural Fund support

Better Reading acknowledges the support provided by Copyright Agency for us to promote Born Into This.

 

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Your Preview Verdict: Born Into This by Adam Thompson

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26 April 2021

Your Preview Verdict: Born Into This by Adam Thompson

    Confronting, Funny, Intelligent: Read an Extract From Born Into This by Adam Thompson

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    9 March 2021

    Confronting, Funny, Intelligent: Read an Extract From Born Into This by Adam Thompson

      Identity and Heritage: Read our Review of Born Into This by Adam Thompson

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      8 March 2021

      Identity and Heritage: Read our Review of Born Into This by Adam Thompson

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          Publisher details

          Born Into This
          Author
          Adam Thompson
          Publisher
          University of Queensland Press
          Genre
          Fiction
          Released
          02 February, 2021

          Synopsis

          The stories in Born Into This throw light on a world of unique cultural practice and perspective, from Indigenous rangers trying to instil some pride in wayward urban teens on the harsh islands off the coast of Tasmania to those scraping by on the margins of white society railroaded into complex and compromised decisions. To this mix, Adam Thompson manages to bring humour, pathos and occasionally a sly twist as his characters confront racism, untimely funerals, classroom politics and, overhanging all like a discomforting, burgeoning awareness for both white and black Australia, the inexorable damage and disappearance of the remnant natural world
          Adam Thompson
          About the author

          Adam Thompson

          Adam Thompson is an emerging Aboriginal (pakana) writer from Tasmania, who writes contemporary short fiction. In 2016–17, Adam received writing awards through the Tamar Valley Writers Festival and the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival. Adam has been awarded a First Nations Fellowship at Varuna – The Writers House, several Arts Tasmania grants, and was one of ten recipients of The Next Chapter initiative through the Wheeler Centre.

          Books by Adam Thompson

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