Bruce Pascoe was publisher and editor of Australian Short Stories magazine 1982-1999, winner of the Australian Literature Award (Shark) 1999, Radio National Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story 2010, Prime Minister’s Award for Literature (Yong Adult) 2013. Books include: Night Animals, Fox, Ruby Eyed Coucal, Shark, Ocean, Earth, Bloke, Cape Otway, Convincing Ground, Little Red Yellow and Black Book, Fog a dox and Dark Emu. Bunurong, Yuin, Tasmanian heritage. Board member First Languages Australia. Past Secretary Bidwell-Maap Aboriginal Nation. His most recent books are : Bloke, published by Penguin in 2009, Chainsaw File, Oxford, 2010, Fog; a dox, Magabala, 2012. (2013 PM’s Award, and shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Award and the Deadlies Award). Dark Emu the history of Aboriginal agriculture was published in 2014 and was shortlisted in the Victorian and Queensland Literature awards and Seahorse (Magabala) was released in 2015.