Joelle Taylor and Future D. Fidel each obeyed the edict that writers should write what they know. Future’s play Prize Fighter was a nationwide hit before he adapted it into a novel. Joelle’s poetry has been described as fearless, linguistic risk-taking. They have used their life stories to tell potent, passionate tales.
Future D. Fidel spent eight years in a refugee camp in Tanzania before being accepted as a refugee in Australia. His debut play Prize Fighter premiered in 2015 before he adapted it into a novel in 2018.
Joelle Taylor is a poet, spoken word artist, playwright and novelist. She is a former UK slam champion and founder and artistic director of the Poetry Society’s national solo youth slam SLAMbassadors UK.
Dr Collette Snowden is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Industries at the University of South Australia.