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Evelyn Araluen Evelyn Araluen i(9487761 works by) (a.k.a. Evelyn Araluen Corr)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Bundjalung ; Aboriginal Wiradjuri
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BiographyHistory

Teacher and researcher.

Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, Araluen is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation. In 2017, while  working in Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney, she was the winner of the 2016 Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers: she had previously been a runner-up for the award in 2015, for 'Learning Bundjalung on Tharawal'. She is also the winner of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize (2017 award, won in 2018).

In August 2019, Araluen was appointed as one of two new co-editors for Overland, with Jonathan Dunk: the appointments followed the first open advertisement of the magazine's editorship in its 65-year history.

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y separately published work icon Dropbear St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 20534089 2021 selected work poetry essay

'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.

'This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury. Dropbear interrogates the complexities of colonial and personal history with an alternately playful, tender and mournful intertextual voice, deftly navigating the responsibilities that gather from sovereign country, the spectres of memory and the debris of settler-coloniality. This innovative mix of poetry and essay offers an eloquent witness to the entangled present, an uncompromising provocation of history, and an embattled but redemptive hope for a decolonial future.' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2021 highly commended Anne Elder Award
2022 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2022 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year Also longlisted: Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers; Flight of the Budgerigar: An Illustrated History.
2022 winner The Stella Prize
2022 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Indigenous Writing
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in the Ghost Gum 2019 single work prose
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2019;
2019 shortlisted The Woollahra Digital Literary Award Non-fiction
Dropbear Poetics i "Tiddalik say", 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 230 2018; (p. 31-32) Fire Front : First Nations Poetry and Power Today 2020; (p. 80-81) Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Artists 2021; (p. 17-18)
2017 third place The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize
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