Kim Scott is an Australian novelist of indigenous Australian ancestry. He grew up on the south-east coast of Western Australia which is his ancestral Noongar country. Kim Scott began writing for publication while a high-school English teacher, and has published poetry, short stories and novels.
His novel That Deadman Dance won nine prestigious literary awards in its year of publication, including the regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Award.
As well as his literary career, Scott has worked with others for several years to recover and preserve the traditional languages of his ancestral people. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Curtain University, W.A.
Wood, Charlotte, ed. The Writer's Room: conversations about writing, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2016, pp. 333-334.
- Kayang and me written by Kim Scott and Hazel Brown
From the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project
- Dwoort Baal Kaat written by Kim Scott and Russell Nelly, illustrated by Helen Hall
An interview with Kim Scott in:
Wood, Charlotte, ed. 'The Writer's Room: conversations about writing', Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2016, pp. 333-364.
- The ABC Book Club - Author interviews: Kim Scott [Video 11:09]
That Deadman Dance
- Picador Australia - Notes for Reading Groups - Kim Scott: That Deadman Dance
- Picador Australia - Notes for Reading Groups - Kim Scott: Taboo
- Minestrelli, Chiara, 2011, 'Reading and re-reading Australian indigenous literature', Kim Scott's "Benang", The Journal of the European Association of Studies on Australia, vol. 2. no. 1.
- Delaney, George, 2017, 'Taboo by Kim Scott', Readings, July 25
- Gleeson-White, Jane, 2017, 'Properly alive: Taboo by Kim Scott', Sydney Review of Books, August 22
- Lucashenko, Melissa, 2017, 'Taboo by Kim Scott - a masterful novel on the frontier of truth-telling', The Guardian, July 25
That Deadman Dance
- Allington, Patrick, 2015, 'Reading Australia: 'That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott, Australian Book Review, May 27.
- 'The Case for Kim Scott's That Deadman Dance, 2014, The Monthly, February 19.
- Fraser, Morag, 2011, 'That Deadman Dance, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 13.
- Wheeler Centre - Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2011, 'That Deadman Dance'
- Curtain University - Staff Profile for Professor Kim Scott
- Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project