About Me

Siv Parker is an award winning black writer and blogger

       Beautiful, terrifying read.

Ondusk: The Book, a work in progress
I was riveted. The writing is exceptional - very spare and punchy.

Hilarious. Brilliant characters. 

Well-written. Has potential to gain and satisfy a loyal readership.

Laugh out loud funny.

Hilarious, experimental and well grounded.

Simply stunning, a must read
Wow. Terrifying. I loved it.  
....warm, rich, unique voice and evocative storytelling.

Siv Parker is Yuwallaraay, from the black soil plains of far north west NSW.
She crisscrossed Australia for thirty years working in Indigenous affairs, cultural heritage, media and the arts.

•  creator of Tweetyarns and experiments with Indigenous micro fiction using social media. 

•  joint winner of the 2014 Melbourne Writers’ Festival Blurb Blog to Book Challenge for her blog On Dusk:  a collection of essays, memoir, poems and short stories. 
Ondusk was selected for the National Libraries of Australia PANDORA archive in 2015 'as a blog of national significance.'

•  Won the David Uniapon Award 2012 for an unpublished manuscript at the Queensland Literary Awards

You can contact the writer via @SivParker 

Samples of Siv Parker's work are:

here in Cordite Poetry Review

'People would run from all the birds, throw stones at the birds, kill the birds.  They feared the large birds, the small birds, the coloured and the plain.  So the birds stopped singing.'

here in the Australian Review of Fiction: Nightwalkers
'dark, urban, and utterly chilling.  Let’s call it boardinghouse gothic.'

here in Writing Black: New Indigenous Writing from Australia 
'ground-breaking twitter fiction storytelling'

David Unaipon Award (unpublished manuscript) 2012 Queensland Literary awards

Inscription: 'Words his soul danced to'  David Malouf


  1. Dear Siv

    The National Library of Australia is interested in contacting the author of this blog, 'On Dusk' with regard to its possible inclusion within PANDORA: Australia's Web Archive. We were unable to locate any contact details onsite and are requesting that if you are interested in your blog being archived that you contact us at: webarchive [at] nla.gov.au.

    You can see more details on the Archive at the link below. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/about.html


    PANDORA team

  2. Hey Siv, did you know that I'd reviewed Nightwalkers on my blog? See https://anzlitlovers.com/2015/08/29/nightwalkers-by-siv-parker-bookreview/
    Do get in touch if you publish other fiction, I really admire your writing:)
    Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers