Tiddas author Anita Heiss on West End, pools, and the home that inspired her best-selling novel

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Tiddas writer, Professor Anita Heiss


Author and Aboriginal rights activist Professor Anita Heiss is making ready for the planet premiere of Tiddas, the La Boite Theatre adaptation of her novel that will engage in as component of the 2022 Brisbane Pageant next thirty day period.

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The cast of Tiddas, a La Boite Theatre output that is on from September 5-24 at the Roundhouse Theatre, 6 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove.


She is the creator (or editor) of about 20 books across genres, a section-time professor of Communications at UQ, and a lecturer on Initially Nations Australian literature and publishing. She also operates so she can eat chocolate and get pleasure from other indulgences.

Exactly where do you live and why?

I are living in West Conclude due to the fact I fell in really like with the suburb in 2012 while exploring my novel Tiddas.


I moved right here from Sydney in 2015 when a function chance presented by itself and I purchased the unit my character Izzy life in.

What do you like about your suburb?

22 Mar 2006 : Gurus River Run. Alex Cox-Taylor (C) with fellow runners Alister Murray and Rebecca Seeger at West End PicMark/Calleja - running jogging exercise

Joggers together the riverfront at West Stop. Photograph: Mark Calleja


So several issues: operating along Maiwar (the Brisbane River) at dawn or strolling at dusk. The sense of neighborhood/village existence I truly feel here. The unbelievably supportive creating local community who usually congregate at our nearby bookshop Avid Reader. The variety of locals especially the strong To start with Nations existence.

If you could transform just one issue about your property what would it be? I continue to haven’t acclimatised to the warmth and humidity of Brisbane, so I’d desperately like a pool.

If funds was no item what would be your fantastic dwelling and wherever?

Archibald St House, Brisbane, by Kevin O’Brien Architects


My ideal dwelling would be intended by nearby architect Kevin O’Brien or Glenn Murcott. It would be in West End, river frontage with a couple of ranges, and lots of light.

What is the best piece of residence assistance that anybody has specified you?

“Always include a good solicitor to overview all contracts prior to signing”. It is the identical tips I give to authors getting into into publishing promotions. Enlisting the experience of people in the know is fantastic tips.

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