Kim Scott (b 1957, Australia) grew up on the south coast of Western Australia and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. His second novel, Benang: From the Heart, won the 1999 Western Australian Premier's Book Award, the 2000 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2001 Kate Challis RAKA Award. His third novel, That Deadman Dance, also won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2011, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. He is Professor of Writing at the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University. His most recent novel, Taboo, was released in 2017.