Sharlene Allsopp

ALLSOPP, Sharlene

Sharlene Allsopp was born and raised on unceded Bundjalung Country into the Olive mob. She was a 2020–21 fellow in The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program. Her work has been published widely, including in Jacaranda Journal, Portside Review and Aniko Press. Her debut novel, The Great Undoing, is published by Ultimo Press.  


On undoing

Non-fictionI am forty before I visit Europe, still ignorant that a century before me my great-grandfather had walked those same cobblestones. That he had fought in a war that did not reward him with any meaningful welcome on his return home. Now that I know, I yearn to go back and breathe that air, knowing that William was there.

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