Dr Anita Heiss

From Standing Room Only, 2:35 pm on 23 September 2018

An Australian advocate for improving children's literacy and champion of indigenous literature is heading to New Zealand to talk to our writers about these and other issues at the 2018 National Writers Forum. Dr Anita Heiss is one of Australia's best-known authors of indigenous literature. She's an author, poet, satirist and social commentator. She's actively getting books to Aboriginal and Torres Islander children living in outlying and disadvantaged areas, but she tells Lynn Freeman that so much more needs to be done to improve some pretty appalling illiteracy rates. The NZSA National Writers Forum starts on Friday at the University of Auckland