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Introduction

Born in Brisbane in 1972, Samuel Wagan Watson is of Munanjali, Birri Gubba, German, Dutch and Irish descent. He spent much of his childhood on the Sunshine Coast before returning to Brisbane to start a career. He was the winner of the 1999 David Unaipon award for emerging Indigenous writers with his first collection of poetry, Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight. Since then he has written four more collections; Itinerant Blues (2001), Hotel Bone (2001), Smoke Encrypted Whispers (2004), which won the 2005 New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year and the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, and The Curse Words (2011).

(Brennan, 2011)

Sydney Writers' Festival

Slow TV. (2008). Samuel Wagan Watson on his influences and inspirations. Sydney Writers' Festival [Television broadcast]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/I8cfof6wJz0

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