The Wheeler Centre Gala 2019: Crush: Claire G. Coleman
'Me being me now, I'm more than a little embarrassed of this crush.'
Claire G. Coleman shares the story of her first crush: Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir of Isildur.
For our 2019 Gala Night of Storytelling, we invited some of our favourite writers and thinkers to dish about their fictional crush. It may have been a character of page, stage, screen or stereo – or some life-changing, out-of-reach hero of the real world.
Note: this recording contains some explicit language that may not be appropriate for some viewers.
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. Claire writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing while either living in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road. During an extended circuit of the continent she wrote a novel, Terra Nullius, which won the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship and was listed for eight awards including a shortlisting for The Stella Prize. Lies, Damned Lies is her first full length work of non-fiction.