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Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita is a role model for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy and an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. She is an Adjunct Professor with Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS and currently divides her time between writing, public speaking, MCing, and being a 'creative disruptor'. Anita was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards and listed as Australia's #27 Favourite novelist. She lives in Sydney.
NEWSFLASH: Anita's memoir Am I Black Enough for You? has been released in the US by Uni of Hawaii Press. In 2014 she was listed as one of 20 Inspiring Indigenous Australians Changing the Face of a Nation, and her novel Tiddas was listed in the 50 Great Reads by Australian Women in 2014.