Claire looking relaxed and happy

Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar woman whose ancestral country is on the south coast of Western Australia. Born in Perth she has spent most of her life in Naarm (Melbourne).

Her novel Terra Nullius, written while travelling in a caravan, was published by Hachette in Australia and Small Beer Press in the US. Terra Nullius won a black&write! Fellowship and a Norma K. Hemming Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Aurealis Science Fiction Award among many others.

She writes poetry, short-fiction and essay and has been her work has featured in the Saturday Paper, the Guardian, Meanjin, Australian Poetry, Art Collector, The ABC, Griffith Review, Overland, Timothy McSweeny's Quarterly Concern and many others. Claire is a popular speaker and performer and has appeared on radio and podcasts dozens of times.

The Old Lie (Hatchette 2019) is her second novel.

Claire may be attending as a Virtual Guest of Honour due to the rapid re-scheduling requirements of living in a pandemic.