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Veronica Gorrie


Veronica Gorrie is a proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, a writer and the author of Black and Blue, published by Scribe Publications. Black and Blue won the Indigenous Writing Award in the 2022 Victorian Premiers Literary Awards as well as the 2022 Victorian Prize for Literature. She is the first Indigenous author to win this major award. She is passionate and skilled in non-fiction memoir and is working to extend her writing to film and theatre.

Ronnie received Creative Victoria’s First Peoples funding program to write Nullung, which was presented the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2021, as part of the Emerging Writer’s Festival First Stage program and The Wheeler Centre Hot desk Fellowship in 2020. Ronnie’s writing appears regularly in The Guardian and she has also written for The Age.

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