Stephen Kinnane is a Marda Marda from Mirriwoong country in the East Kimberley. He has been an active writer and researcher for more than 25 years as well as lecturing and working on community cultural heritage, curatorial and development projects. Kinnane co-wrote and produced The Coolbaroo Club (1996), an ABC TV documentary awarded the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Human Rights Award for the Arts, and collaborated with Lauren Marsh and Alice Nannup on When the Pelican Laughed (1992), the story of Mrs Alice Nannup (Fremantle Press).
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)