Bruce’s book of the year success

By Susan Wyndham
Updated May 18 2016 - 1:26am, first published May 17 2016 - 11:53pm
Author Bruce Pascoe, winner of book of the year, and co-winner of the Indigenous Writer's Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Picture: James Alcock

A "whole new style of Aboriginal writing" is on the rise along with a growing Aboriginal readership, says Mallacoota local Bruce Pascoe, whose ground-breaking history of pre-colonial agriculture, Dark Emu, was named book of the year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards on Monday night.

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