The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Jamie Marina Lau

Jamie Marina Lau is a writer, multidisciplinary artist and the author of Pink Mountain on Locust Island and Gunk Baby. Lau received the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Readings Residency Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the 2019 Stella Prize, and the 2019 ALS Gold Medal. She received the title of Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist in 2019 for Pink Mountain on Locust Island. With explorations focusing on experimental uses of language, Lau’s work meditates on a landscape exploring dislocation of culture and space.