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Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship, and a Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund grant. Born and raised on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation. Evelyn’s debut collection Dropbear was shortlisted for the 2021 Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection and the 2022 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, and won the 2022 Stella Prize. It was Highly Commended for the 2021 Anne Elder Award.
The Show of the Year 2019
Casey Bennetto, Louise Milligan, Paul Kelly, The Merindas, Bill Shorten, Nath Valvo, Laura Jean, Sista Zai Zanda, Alice Bishop, Alice Gorman, Margot Tanjutco, Evelyn Araluen, Brodie Lancaster
The Next Chapter Showcase Edition
Veronica Sullivan, Lian Low, Yamiko Marama, Nayuka Gorrie, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Ara Sarafian, Ennis Cehic, Jean Bachoura, Adam Thompson, Evelyn Araluen
Evelyn Araluen, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi, Jasmin McGaughey, Racheal Oak Butler, Lorna Munro
Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today
Tony Birch, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Alison Whittaker, Evelyn Araluen, N'arweet Carolyn Briggs, Charmaine Papertalk Green, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi, Raelee Lancaster, Jeanine Leane, Natalie Harkin, Lorna Munro, Luke Patterson
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
Lou Wall, Jean Tong, Ash Flanders, Evelyn Araluen, Moira Finucane, Zoë Coombs Marr, Vidya Rajan, Stuart Daulman