Ellen van Neerven
Born in Brisbane in 1990 to Aboriginal and Dutch parents, Ellen van Neerven is a Yugambeh woman with traditional ties to the country between the Logan and Tweed rivers. Her fiction book Heat and Light won the David Unaipon Award in the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. Ellen lives in Brisbane. Comfort Food, her first poetry collection, was published in 2016.