Bruce Pascoe (born 1947) is an Aboriginal Australian writer of literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays and children’s literature. As well as his own name, Pascoe has written under the pen names Murray Gray and Leopold Glass. Since August 2020, he has been Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne.
Pascoe is best known for his work Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?, which reexamines colonial accounts of Aboriginal people in Australia and cites evidence of pre-colonial agriculture, engineering and building construction by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Books in order of publication:
A Corner Full of Characters, Blackstone Press, 1981
Night Animals, Penguin Books, 1986
Fox, McPhee Gribble/Penguin books, 1988
Ruby-eyed Coucal, Magabala Books, 1996
Wathaurong : Too bloody strong : Stories and life journeys of people from Wathaurong, Pascoe Publishing, 1997
Cape Otway: Coast of secrets (1997)
Shark, Magabala Books, 1999
Nightjar, Seaglass Books, 2000
Earth, Magabala Books, 2001
Ocean, Bruce Sims Books, 2002
Foxies in a Firehose : A piece of doggerel from Warragul, Seaglass Books, 2006
Bloke. Penguin Books Limited. 3 August 2009.
Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country. Aboriginal Studies Press. 2007.
The Little Red Yellow Black Book : An introduction to indigenous Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2008
Fog a Dox, Magabala Books, 2012
Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture Or Accident?, Magabala Books, 2014
Seahorse, Magabala Books, 2015
Mrs Whitlam, Magabala Books, 2016
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History, Magabala Books, 2019
Salt: Selected Stories and Essays, Black Inc, 2019