First Nations Classics released in time for NAIDOC week

A clutch of both contemporary and historic Indigenous writers comprise this new release of First Nation Classics.

First Nations stories are set to reach a wider audience and a new generation of readers with the release of a series of eight award-winning books by UQP that span fiction, memoir, poetry and non-fiction. The First Nations Classics have been selected to underscore the diversity of work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, and each book has been introduced by a prominent Indigenous author, artist or performer. 

At the helm of the project is Yasmin Smith, the series editor, as well as a writer and poet of South Sea Islander, Northern Cheyenne, Kabi Kabi and English heritage. ArtsHub reached out to Smith to learn more about this series.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on