Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 black&write Indigenous Writing Fellowships, Claire Coleman, for ‘Terra Nullius’, and Dylan Coleman for ‘Clear Water White Death’.
Claire Coleman is a Noongar writer from Western Australia. Although ‘Terra Nullius’ is historical fiction set in southern Western Australia, it explores the realities of Aboriginal lives and a cry for understanding with a sci-fi twist which Ms Coleman won’t reveal until her manuscript is published.
Dr Dylan Coleman is a Kokatha-Greek woman from Thevenard, South Australia, whose manuscript ‘Clear Water White Death’ is a tribute to her father. ‘Clear Water White Death’ centres around a Greek-Aboriginal family living on the far west coast of South Australia, and touches on the complex stages of loss, grief and mental illness which affect family and community.
Each year two Indigenous Writing Fellowships are awarded through State Library of Queensland’s (SLQ) black&write! project.
Fellowship winners will work with SLQ’s experienced black&write! team which is dedicated to furthering the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors.
Entries for the 2017 Writing Fellowships open late 2016.
For more details, visit the link here.