Jacinta Dimase Literary Agent Melbourne

Graham Akhurst first Indigenous recipient of Fulbright scholarship

December 18, 2018

An Aboriginal writer who ‘gained a second chance at life’ following treatment for a rare cancer has become the first Indigenous recipient of the Fulbright W.G. Walker scholarship.

Creative writer and scholar (and JdM author!) Graham Akhurst is one of six University of Queensland alumni and academics awarded Fulbright Scholarships for study in the United States next year.

Graham’s Australian debut YA novel ‘Borderland’ is forthcoming with Hachette Australia.

Authors: Graham Akhurst

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Indigenous first among UQ’s six Fulbrights