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Claire G. Coleman Claire G. Coleman i(9648274 works by)
Born: Established: Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Noongar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungar / Nyungah/Noonygar ; Aboriginal Wirlomin
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Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays and poetry while (mostly) traveling around the continent now called Australia in a ragged caravan towed by an ancient troopy (the car has earned 'vintage' status). Born in Perth, away from her ancestral country she has lived most of her life in Victoria and most of that in and around Melbourne.

During an extended circuit of the continent she wrote a novel, influenced by certain experiences gained on the road. She has since won a Black&Write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship for that novel, Terra Nullius, which was published in 2017.

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Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 shortlisted The Horne Prize for ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’
2019 shortlisted Liminal Fiction Prize for 'Wish You Were'.
2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature

Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $21,500.

Awards for Works

That Wadjela Tongue i "The urge to tell my truth is resting upon me like a fever; like a weight; like a hot sodden blanket.", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 56)
2020 shortlisted Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Pelin i "Tequila and absinth, fire, fury and the green fay", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2019;
Author's note: Inspired by ‘Primavera’ by James Gleeson
2019 joint winner Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Poetry Award
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