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Saturday 10 December 2011

Magabala Books to Publish Indigenous Writing Fellowship Winners

Western Australian publisher Magabala Books is thrilled to recently sign with the State Library of Queensland to publish the winner of the kuril dhagun Indigenous writing fellowship.

Launched in 2010, the Library's black&white project comprises writing and editing mentorships which recruit, train and mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors to develop Indigenous authored manuscripts.

The first of its kind in Australia, black&white is aimed at fostering a significant Indigenous writing community, and Magabala Books will have the honour of taking the winning titles to national and international heights.

Linda McBride-Yuke and Ellen van Neerven-Currie were the winners of the inaugural Editing Fellowship, and winners of the Writing Fellowships were poet Ali Cobby Eckermann for her verse novel Ruby Moonlight, and first-time author Sue McPherson with her adult novel Grace Beside Me. Both books will be published in April/May 2012.

Author McPherson said: "Both Magabala and the black&white team believes in and supports the integrity of the manuscript and me the storyteller, for this I am grateful. It's an awesome partnership which I'm very proud and honoured to be part of."