Dr Annette Marner is a South Australian based writer, photographer and radio broadcaster.
In March 2018, her novel manuscript A New name for the Colour Blue won the Arts SA/Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. It will be in print in 2019. Also in March, she won three awards for photography including an Award of Merit from the Royal South Australia Society for Arts, the Peterborough Art Prize and People’s Choice Award for photography, and later, was a finalist in the South Australian Solar Art Prize.
She has also won the Bank SA Poetry Prize, the Unpublished Manuscript Award for Poetry for Friendly Street/Wakefield Press, and has been published in Best Australian Poems (Black Inc) and Island Magazine. Womankind Magazine published one of Annette’s images in 2017 as a finalist in their national Nature Photography competition.
She has been a guest lecturer for the “Writers and their Worlds Seminar Series” at Flinders University.
In her career with ABC Radio, Annette has hosted national, metropolitan and statewide programs. Since 2004, she has presented Late Afternoons for South Australia and the west of New South Wales on ABC Radio. In 2015, she was awarded a media citation for her special broadcast about the impact of the drug ice on country communities.
She completed her Ph.D. at Flinders University in 2013.
Women with Their Faces on Fire is her first book. It has been included on the reading list at Flinders University.