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Bundanon

Emily Bitto

Emily Bitto

Art Forms: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Writing

Residency Year: 2023

Lives / Works: Melbourne, Naarm

Emily Bitto is an award-winning and widely published writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

She has a Masters in literary studies and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and the published novel went on to win the Stella Prize in 2015. Emily’s second novel, Wild Abandon, was published in 2021 by Allen and Unwin, and was the winner of the prestigious Margaret and Colin Roderick Prize in 2022. Emily has taught literary studies and creative writing at various institutions over the past decade, and is currently a tutor and course advisor at the Faber Writing Academy.  

 

In Residence at Bundanon

While at Bundanon, Emily will be working on the first draft of her third novel. 

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Bundanon acknowledges the people of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups as the traditional owners of the land within our boundaries, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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