• (Photo of Ellen van Neerven by Noel Mclaughlin)
Ellen is a young Yugambeh woman living in Brisbane. Her book Heat and Light was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award, and shortlisted for The Stella Prize.

Ellen is a young Yugambeh woman living in Brisbane. Her book Heat and Light was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award, and shortlisted for The Stella Prize. In 2015 Ellen was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist.

Ellen's story Confidence Game is included in the SBS podcast series, True Stories - a podcast series of true stories from Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers.