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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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BiographyHistory

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.

In May 2020, it was announced that Coleman was one of the participants in Malthouse Theatre's Malcolm Robertson Writers Program, writing a play called Black Betty at the End of the World.

Sources include http://www.clairegcoleman.com/about.html, Book + Publishing.

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Awards for Works

Blame Ireland i "I blame Ireland", 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 245 2021; (p. 92)
2020 shortlisted Queensland Poetry Festival Awards Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
The Mists of Down Below 2020 single work novella
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 70 2020; (p. 195-228)
2020 joint winner Viva La Novella Award
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