Jacqueline Wright worked for over 20 years as a teacher/linguist in WA’s remote north-west on Australian Aboriginal language, interpreting and cultural programs. She has also worked as an editor at an independent Indigenous publishing house, Magabala Books and as a radio producer for ABC Kimberley in Broome. Her first novel, Red Dirt Talking, won the 2010 TAG Hungerford Award and was longlisted for the 2013 Miles Franklin and Dobbie literary awards. Jacqueline has a Creative Arts Doctorate from Curtin University where she wrote about the ethics of representing Indigenous knowledges and subjectivities in works of fiction. She has since published short stories and creative non-fiction pieces in ‘Knitting and Other Stories’, ‘Kimberley Stories’, ‘Summer Lovin’, ‘Purple Prose’, ‘Looking West’ and Westerly’. She is currently working on her second novel, ‘Beauty and Menace’.
Jacqueline makes her residence at Can Serrat during the month of May 2023.