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That Deadman Dance

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That Deadman Dance

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780330404235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/06/2011
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 408
  • Price: $22.99

Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty well a grown man. Sure, he grew up doing the Dead Man Dance, but with him it was a dance of life, a lively dance for people to do together...

Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'.

Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war.

It is a story for our times.

This special edition celebrates 40 years of Picador with one of Australia's finest literary reads. With 16 pages of extra content, including Reading Group notes, an interview and awards list, this special edition will make a valuable contribution to your bookshelf.

Awards

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2011Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2011.

Winner for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011Winner for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011.

Winner for ALS Gold Medal 2011Winner for ALS Gold Medal 2011.

Winner for Western Australian Premier's Book Award Western Australian Premier's Prize 2010Winner for Western Australian Premier's Book Award Western Australian Premier's Prize 2010.

Winner for Western Australian Premier's Book Award Award for Fiction 2010Winner for Western Australian Premier's Book Award Award for Fiction 2010.

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2011Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2011.

Winner for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Premier's Award 2012Winner for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Premier's Award 2012.

Winner for Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book 2011Winner for Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book 2011.

Winner for Kate Challis RAKA Award 2011Winner for Kate Challis RAKA Award 2011.

Winner for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Fiction Award 2012Winner for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Fiction Award 2012.

Author Information

Kim Scott grew up on the South Coast of Western Australia. As a descendant of those who first created human society along that edge of ocean, he is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English and has had poetry and short stories published in a number of anthologies. That Deadman Dance has won several awards, including the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Fiction – regional winner. Kim lives in Coolbellup, Western Australia, and is currently employed at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University.