"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
Claire G. Coleman will be in conversation with Torres Strait Islander journalist and broadcaster, Rhianna Patrick, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.
In her non-fiction debut, Coleman wields the truths unseen in Australia’s history to highlight the wrongs that underpin the very foundations of this nation.
Coleman has long used her writing as a vehicle for truth-telling and "Lies, Damned Lies" is the ultimate exemplar of this. By layering her experiences against the realities of Australia’s past and present Coleman demonstrates the ongoing impacts of colonisation on the individual, and on Country, to devastating effect.
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, poetry and art writing while either living in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road.