In April 2018, Lystra Bisschop and Nardi Simpson were announced as the 2018 black&write! Fellows. Lystra (pictured left), a descendant of the Guugu Yimidhiurr people (Hope Vale) and Birri Gubba people (Mackay), was chosen for her young adult manuscript The Upwelling, a compelling coming-of-age story about a young surfer named Kirra; and Nardi (pictured right), a Yuwaalarayy/Gamilaraay woman and founding member of the Stiff Gins, was selected for her literary fiction manuscript Song of the Crocodile, which follows three generations of an Aboriginal family.
Lystra Bisschop, 2018 black&write! Fellow
Nardi Simpson, 2018 black&write! Fellow
The following entrants were highly commended:
To read more about Fellows' winning books, visit our Publications page.