Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann

Australia

Ali Cobby Eckermann is an Indigenous Australian writer. Like her mother and grandmother, she is a member of the Stolen Generations a large group of Indigenous children forcibly taken from their parents by the government to be assimilated. In 2017,  Eckermann won the international Windham-Campbell Literary Prize for Poetry. Eckermann also founded Australia’s first Aboriginal Writers Retreat. Her poetry collections, verse novels and memoir have won several literary awards and she has travelled broadly performing her work. Inside My Mother explores the separation and reunion of a mother and child across generations.