Kim Scott captures the ambiguities, the troubles and the rewards which accompany the brutal and delicate nuances of relations when particles of one culture pass, as if through a fine sieve, into the heart of another culture.
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 and his first novel, True Country, was published in 1993 by Fremantle Press. His novel Benang: from the Heart won the 2000 Miles Franklin Award. In 2011 Scott won a second Miles Franklin Award for That Deadman Dance. He has had poetry and short stories published in a number of anthologies and now lives near Fremantle with his wife.
Elizabeth Jolley ‘True Country, Kim Scott’s first novel, is superb’ — Sydney Morning Herald
‘This vital, often lyrical and always uncompromising novel marks an impressive debut’
— Australian Book Review
‘… a superb novel, original in conception and wonderfully evocative’ — The Australian