We are delighted to launch the poetry debut of acclaimed Queensland author, Ellen van Neerven: Comfort Food. Using food as her inspiration, van Neerven offers a cross-cultural vision of the exotic and the familiar, moving between place and culture to explore identity, sovereignty and the restless quest for love.
Launcher Omar Musa says, ‘Ellen van Neerven is the real deal. This is nourishing, soulful tucker for the here and now.’
Van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali and Dutch heritage, whose first book, Heat and Light was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award, as well as being shortlisted for The Stella Prize and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.