Edie Wright

MAGABALA BOOKS

Born in Broome, Edie Wright is a Bardi woman who grew up in Derby. She comes from a large family, being sixth of eleven children. After marrying at an early age and having two children, Edie embarked upon a career in education. An unplanned career pathway led her from Aboriginal Education Officer, to classroom teacher, Principal and District Manager. The position of Principal at Wankatjunka Community School challenged her to ' sink or swim'. 'It was a place to really develop a vision, to provide quality education to a Community'.

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In 1990 she founded Magabala Books, Australia's leading Indigenous publisher, which has been recognised for its production of quality Indigenous Australian literature and received accolades in prestigious literary and national achievement awards.. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

Edie will describe how, as one of the most respected small publishing houses in Australia, Magabala Books works to celebrate the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices through the publication of quality literature. Magabala Books has released more than two hundred titles from a range of genres.