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Kim Scott

Kim Scott was born in 1957 and grew up on the south coast of Western Australia. He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English. He has had poetry and short stories published in a number of anthologies.


Western Australian of the Year (Winner 2012)
Western Australian of the Year, Indigenous Award (Winner 2012)
Miles Franklin Literary Award (Winner 2000, 2011)
Commonwealth Writers Prize, South-east Asia and Pacific (Winner 2011)
Victorian Prize for Literature (Winner 2011)
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction (Winner 2011)
The ALS Gold Medal (Winner 2011)
Kate Challis RAKA Award (Winner 2001, 2011)
Indie Book Award (Shortlisted 2011)
Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Premier’s Award (Winner 2012)
Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Fiction
Braille Book of the Year (Winner 2012)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, Premier’s Prize (Winner 2010)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, Fiction Prize (Winner 2010)
Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence (Winner 2007)
Centenary Medal (2003)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2000)
Queensland Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 2000)
Dublin IMPAC Literary Award (Longlisted 2000)
Tasmania Pacific Literary Award (Shortlisted 2001)

Books available from Fremantle Press

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