Julie Janson’s career as a playwright began when she wrote and directed plays in remote Australian Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. She is now a novelist and award-winning poet. Julie is a Burruberongal woman of Darug Aboriginal Nation. She was co-recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize 2016 and winner of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize 2019. Her novels include The Crocodile Hotel (Cyclops Press, 2015), The Light Horse Ghost (Nibago, 2018) and Benevolence (Magabala Books, 2020, and HarperCollins, 2022). Julie has written and produced plays, including two at Belvoir St Theatre—Black Mary and Gunjies (Aboriginal Studies Press, 1996).