About Me

Siv Parker is an award winning writer and blogger

...from the Yuwallaraay Aboriginal Nation, which lies on the black soil plains of far north west NSW...

...and crisscrossed Australia for thirty years working in Indigenous affairs, cultural heritage, media and the arts... 

'Words his soul danced to'  David Malouf

...and writes fulltime after winning the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished manuscript at the 2012 Queensland Literary awards.

•  emerging scriptwriter and creative producer. 

•  creator of Tweetyarns and experiments with Indigenous micro fiction using social media. 

•  joint winner of the 2014 Melbourne Writers’ Festival Blurb Blog to Bookchallenge and will be the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a blog book.  

•  first book, On Dusk [tba 2016] by Siv Parker is a collection of essays, memoir, poems and short stories. 

       Beautiful, terrifying read.
I was riveted. The writing is exceptional - very spare and punchy.
Hilarious. Brilliant characters. 
Well-written. Has potential to gain and satisfy a loyal readership.
Laugh out loud funny.
…written in a haunting noir worthy of Nick Cave at his best.
Hilarious, experimental and well grounded.
Simply stunning, a must read
Wow. Terrifying. I loved it.  
....warm, rich, unique voice and evocative storytelling.

Next engagement:


29 APRIL - 2 MAY 2016

1 comment:

  1. Dear Siv

    The National Library of Australia is interested in contacting the author of this blog, 'On Dusk' with regard to its possible inclusion within PANDORA: Australia's Web Archive. We were unable to locate any contact details onsite and are requesting that if you are interested in your blog being archived that you contact us at: webarchive [at] nla.gov.au.

    You can see more details on the Archive at the link below. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/about.html


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