Rosie Scott is the Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Special Award 2016
In compelling fiction, memoir, essays, poetry and communiqués, the dramatic story of the Intervention and the despair, anguish and anger of the First Nations people of the Territory comes alive.
The Intervention: An anthology is an extraordinary document – deeply moving, impassioned, spiritual, angry and authoritative. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what the Intervention is all about, and why it prompts such passionate opposition.
About the Author
Rosie Scott is an internationally published and award-winning writer who has published six novels and a collection each of short stories, poems and essays. Her play was the basis for a film which won several international awards. She and Thomas Keneally co-edited a PEN anthology of writers in detention, earning them a nomination for the Human Rights Medal and helping to gain PEN the Community Human Rights Award. She was appointed permanent member of the Council of Australian Society of Authors, is a recipient of the Sydney PEN Award and a Lifetime Member of PEN.
She is a co-founder of Women for Wik. In 2012 she was nominated as one of the 100 most influential people in Sydney in Education - for her mentoring, teaching and the work she has done in public education about asylum seekers. Her novel Faith Singer was on the list of 50 Essential Reads by Contemporary Authors compiled by the Orange Prize committee, the Guardian and the Hay Festival.
‘An indispensable contribution to the debate.’ Anna Funder
‘A tremendously important anthology’ Jeff Sparrow, The Guardian
‘The key message in essay after essay in this collection is that the intervention failed. It was a heavy-handed, political quick fix that has fixed almost nothing.’ Fiona Capp, SMH and The Age
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2016
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3