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 Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven

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Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali and Dutch heritage. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award. It was also shortlisted for The Stella Prize and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Comfort Food is her first collection of poetry.

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Comfort Food
Comfort Food
Ellen van Neerven

Following on from the success of her award-winning fiction debut, Heat and Light, Ellen van Neerven announces herself as a talented poet with this assured collection.

Heat and Light
Heat and Light
Ellen van Neerven

In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and still achingly real.


Shortlisted, 2015 Stella Prize

Winner, 2015 Dobbie Literary Award

Winner, 2013 David Unaipon Award

Shortlisted, 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Award

2015 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal

Joint winner, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelist

Shortlisted, Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 

Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards 2015:  Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance; University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd award