Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer and academic hailing from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland.

He has been published in Mascara Literary Review and Westerly for creative non-fiction, and the Australian Book Review, Cordite, VerityLa, Off the Coast (Maine America), and Australian Poetry Journal for poetry.

He contributed to the Brisbane Poetry Map (2015) and was the poet of the week for the Australian Book Review in early April 2016. Graham has been a featured reader at the Queensland Poetry Festival and Clancestry.

Graham’s poetry was exhibited alongside contemporary Indigenous photography and published in the catalogue for UQ Art Museums ‘Over the Fence’ exhibition. He was also the first featured seasonal artist for QAGOMA’s Australian Collection.

Graham received an Australia Council Grant for the creation of new work to complete his debut novel Borderland, which will be published with Hachette in June 2018.

Graham was a participant on the Aurora study tour in 2015. He was valedictorian of his graduating year and completed his writing honours with a first-class result at the University of Queensland. He is currently enrolled in an MPhil in creative writing at UQ with an APA scholarship. Graham is an Associate Lecturer in Indigenous Studies at the University of Queensland.