Of Rembarranga and Tiwi descent, Marie Munkara was delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River in Arnhemland by her two grandmothers and spent her early years on Bathurst Island. Her first novel, Every Secret Thing, won the David Unaipon Award in 2008 and the Northern Territory Book of the Year in 2010. She has written two children’s books, Rusty Brown and Rusty and Jojo, another novel, A Most Peculiar Act, and a memoir, Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea. Marie is presently working on the TV mini-series for Every Secret Thing and her next novel.
Marie will be part of the 2019 conference.