Stephen Kinnane is a descendant through his mother’s mother of the Miriwoong people of the East Kimberley and was raised in Noongar country in the south-west of Western Australia. As a writer and researcher he has worked on a variety of community-based cultural heritage projects. He collaborated with Lauren Marsh and Alice Nannup on the book, When the Pelican Laughed (1992) and co-wrote and co-produced The Coolbaroo Club (1996), an ABC television documentary.
AIATSIS Stanner Award (Winner 2006)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2006)
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Human Rights Award (Winner 1996)
Western Australian Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 1993)