Anita
Heiss

Novelist, non-fiction writer and poet
Anita Heiss is from the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was born and bred in Sydney. She is an author, a poet, an activist and a social commentator.

Anita’s historical novel on the Stolen Generations, Who Am I, Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Young People’s History Prize. Her first, bestselling, commercial novel for women Not Meeting Mr Right was published by Random House and optioned by Essential Viewing. Avoiding Mr Right, the sequel, was part of the 2008 Books Alive campaign.