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Jack Latimore (Birpai-Thungutti) is a writer and journalist based in Melbourne. 

He is the Aboriginal Affairs Journalist for The Age newspaper.

Jack has previously held the positions of: Managing Editor, NITV (National Indigenous Television); a Guardian Australia columnist; daily editor for IndigenousX; and a correspondent for the Aboriginal newspaper, Koori Mail.


Jack has written for GQ magazine, Rolling Stone magazine Australia, NME, Meanjin, Inside Story, The Age/SMH, Griffith Review, Swampland, Overland, Attenzione magazine, CrikeyCroakey, Beat, Z Net, Time Out magazine, Walkley Magazine, SBS, the ABCGuardian Weekly, the World Health Organisation, Reconciliation Australia and elsewhere.


He worked closely with AFL legend Eddie Betts to produce the bestselling biography, The Boy from Boomerang Crescent published by Simon & Schuster Australia in 2022. Jack is credited with providing the book's 'cultural edit'.

His writing has appeared in the anthologies, Growing Up Aboriginal, Best Summer Stories, Best Australian Stories 2016 (BlackInc Books); Dear Son (Hardie Grant); This All Come Back Now:An anthology of First Nations speculative fiction, and Paradise to Paranoia (UQP)

He was the creator and producer of the Take It Blak podcast @ NITV, and is currently involved in several projects aimed at improving the quality of Indigenous representation and participation in the mainstream news media.

He previously worked at University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and was an instigator of the Wakul App research project. The proposal was awarded an ARC Linkage Grant in 2019 titled, Amplifying Indigenous News: a digital intervention

In 2016, Jack won the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia's inaugural John Newfong Prize for reporting on Indigenous affairs. In the same year, he was the first Aboriginal journalist to be recognised by the Melbourne Press Club for a Quill Award when he was shortlisted as a finalist for the Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary.

In 2018 he was a judge for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and in 2020, the Stella Prize.


He has presented at Melbourne Knowledge Week and City of Melbourne’s Questions for the Nation events; has hosted numerous feature events and panels for the Wheeler Centre; and appeared at literary events including the  Adelaide Writers' Week, Melbourne Writer's Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Port Fairy Literary Weekend, the NSW Boundless Festival, Better Off Said, Splendour XR, and FOJAM Spun Stories.

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