LUME Writing from the collection……

LUME presents an opportunity for two Tasmanian writers to respond to the collection through fiction and non-fiction writing projects. Selected writers receive a bursary of $3000 and open access to the collection to conduct research.

The Museum is thrilled to announce Tasmanian writers, Kate Gordon and Danielle Wood as the 2021 LUME Writers in Residence. Kate and Danielle will conduct research into the collection over 2021.



Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. She is the author of six novels for teenagers, as well as the picture book, Bird on a Wire, and the junior fiction series, Juno Jones. She now writes middle grade fiction.

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn was published by UQP, in 2020. Megan Daley called the book “‘Just exquisite”. Magpies Magazine called it “Haunting and beautiful”.

Kate has been long-listed in the 2019 CBCA Awards and received the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award. In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards. Her books have been published internationally.

When not writing, Kate reads, listens to Josh Ritter, has grand adventures with her daughter, and is learning to ride a bike.


Danielle Wood

Danielle Wood is the author of the Vogel Prize-winning novel The Alphabet of Light and Dark, Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls, Housewife Superstar: the very best of Marjorie Bligh and Mothers Grimm. As ‘Minnie Darke’, she wrote the internationally successful Star-crossed, and its follow-up The Lost Love Song. With Heather Rose, she is ‘Angelica Banks’, author of the Tuesday McGillycuddy books for children. She is also the co-editor of two anthologies of Tasmanian writing, Deep South: Stories from Tasmania and Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text. Danielle is descended from a lighthouse keeper, loves the water, lives with a view of the Derwent River and teaches writing at the University of Tasmania.