Marie Munkara

Of Rembarranga and Tiwi descent Marie was delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River in Arnhemland by her two grandmothers and spent her early years on Bathurst Island. Her first Novel “Every Secret thing” (University of Queensland Press) won the David Unaipon Award in 2008 and the NT Book of the Year in 2010. She has written two childrens books “Rusty Brown” and “Rusty and Jojo” (Laguna Bay Oxford Press) and a second novel “A Most Peculiar Act” (Magabala). Marie has recently finished her Memoir (Random House / Penguin) and is currently working on the TV mini-series for “Every Secret Thing”.

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