Claire G. Coleman and Eda Gunaydin’s latest works of non-fiction draw from lived experience to deliver stark political truths. Claire’s Lies, Damned Lies is a deeply personal exploration of the ongoing trauma of Australia’s violent colonisation, praised as “a vital text that is both unflinching and full of hope” (The Big Issue). Eda’s Root and Branch contributes to a body of work by writers such as Alice Pung and Antigone Kefala in examining the legacies of migration, displacement and diaspora. They speak with Declan Fry about their books and contemporary non-fiction writing.