Allanah Hunt

I have written four novels, two of which are fantasy and science fiction. Two of my novels came in Highly Commended in The Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship in 2012 and 2013.

I have had two short stories published in the Ginosko Literary e-zine, Issue 10 and the Ora Nui Journal. Also, another of my short stories came in Highly Commended in the Odyssey House Short Story Competition. 

In 2014, an excerpt of my third novel appeared in the very first Black & Write digital anthology. I was selected for the JENESYS Arts and Multimedia Program 2.0 as one of nineteen students Australia-wide to travel to Japan to gain an understanding of Japanese culture. In the same year, I was interviewed by ABC Radio National and was in a program promoting young Aboriginal writers. I was also selected for the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour as one of seventeen high-achieving Indigenous students to visit some of the largest education institutions in the United States and United Kingdom,

I have done a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Creative Writing and Literary & Cultural Studies, finishing in 2014. In 2015, I completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours program. My research concentrated on Aboriginal deaths in custody, writing an extended piece of creative writing and exegesis.

In 2016, a paper on my Honours was accepted into the North American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference held at Hawaii. I did a twenty-minute presentation on the work I did for my Honours. 

I am now a Creative Writing PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University. I’m majoring in Transformative Works, wanting to examine racism, war and the concept of family in an allegorical way, examining the issues through the social lenses of media and politics.

Publications

Hunt, A 2011, ‘The colour of blue’, Ginosko Literary E-zine, vol. 10, pp. 14-26.

Hunt, A 2013, Knowing you, viewed 19 May 2015, http://www.odyssey.org.au/images/files/writers/2013/Knowing%20You%20-%20Highly%20Commended.pdf

Hunt, A 2013, ‘The fading’, Ora Nui: Special Edition, vol. 2, pp. 73-74.

Hunt, A 2014, ‘Autumn’, Writing Black: New Indigenous Writing from Australia, vol. 1, pp. 101-103.

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