Claire G Coleman

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Claire G Coleman is a Wirlomin-Noongar woman whose ancestral country is in the South Coast of Western Australia. Her debut novel, Terra Nullius (Hachette, 2017), was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Aurealis Award, and won the Norma K Hemming Award.


Hope sends a message

Fiction A RAGGED-­EDGED piece of structural plywood on the edge of town carries a message, scrawled in red spray-paint: ‘We were the first, we were always the first.’ People, wrapped tight against the bitter cold, move silently through autumnal streets...

The mists of down below

FictionTHERE WAS NOTHING Agent Kayl Green feared more than the kindness of strangers, something that could never really be repaid; kindness had a cost that was unknown until it was owed. Nothing Kayl feared more except the disease, the...

Boodjar ngan djoorla

EssayMY BONES ARE in the soul of Country, and Country is in my bones. My veins are the creeks that flow to the sea and never quite reach it; walled off by sand, drying up in the sun. They...

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