Dr Jared Thomas is a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges and a writer of theatre and fiction. Jared’s play Flash Red Ford toured Uganda and Kenya in 1999 and his play Love, Land and Money featured during the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Jared’s young adult novel, Sweet Guy, was shortlisted for the 2009 South Australian People’s Choice Awards for Literature and his children’s book, Dallas Davis, the Scientist and the City Kids is published by the Oxford University Press Yarning Strong series. His Young Adult novels, Songs that Sounds Like Blood (2016) and Calypso Summer (2014) are published by Magabala Books. The ‘Game Day’ series that Jared cowrote with NBA Basketballer Patty Mills will be released in July 2017.

Jared is an ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.