Magabala Books Australia Post Christmas delivery cut-off dates — Parcel post: 11 Dec | Express post: 14 Dec

Magabala Books Magabala Books Australia’s leading Indigenous publisher Support us

We respectfully caution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers that this website contains images of people who have passed away.

← Authors

Melody Dia

Melody Dia is a proud Nyul Nyul woman born and raised in Broome, Western Australia. She has a mixed heritage of Indonesian, Indian and European – a typical reflection of Broome’s pearling history. After watching the stage play Bran Nue Dae as a young girl and discovering Shakespeare in high school, Melody developed an avid interest in the written word, writing and performance poetry. She is now a popular fixture at the Broome’s Corrugated Lines Writer’s Festival Spoken Word Event.

Melody has worked in pubs/kitchens, classrooms, mine sites and offices. Her current job in aged care regularly takes her across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Melody has been a participant of the Goolarri Writer’s program since 2014 where she began writing FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off!, which was selected for the 2019 Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival as part of the Sydney International Arts Festival, directed by Rachel Maza. It went on to be co-produced by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Goolarri Media, premiering in October 2020

Melody is currently working on her second play.

Titles by Melody Dia