Jared Thomas

Dr Jared Thomas (he/him) is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges and the Research Fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Material Culture and Art at the South Australian Museum and University of South Australia. An International award winning children’s and young adult fiction writer his novel ‘Calypso Summer’ is on the International Youth Library White Raven list of books that deserve worldwide attention. Jared’s other award winning releases include ’Songs that Sound Like Blood’ and the ‘Game Day’ series co-written with NBA player and Olympian Patty Mills.



YA Blak

What makes intriguing writing for young adult readers? Edie Wright talks to award-winning writers Kirli Saunders, Jared Thomas and Teela May Reid.

March 20, 2022

Education Day

Explore the rich history of First Nations storytelling through a special education event at State Library Victoria. Blak & Bright is hosting our first-ever education day at State Library Victoria for secondary students in years 9 -10. Featuring award-winning authors Kirli Saunders (Bindi), Jared Thomas (Songs that sound like blood), Thomas Mayor (Freedom Day) and…

March 17, 2022