William Shakespeare has long been regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language, but have we heard enough from The Bard? Is it time we prioritised other writers? Wirlomin Noongar writer and poet Claire G. Coleman (Lies, Damned Lies: A personal exploration of the impact of colonisation) contends that Shakespeare’s work lacks relevance for Australian readers and urges that it is vital we work more concertedly to decolonise the literary canon.

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Claire G. Coleman (Australian)

Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar woman whose ancestral country is on the south coast of Western Australia. Born in Perth she has spent most of her life in Naarm (Melbourne). Her debut novel Terra Nullius was published in Australia and the US, and was followed by a second novel The Old Lie. Claire's most recent release and her first non-fiction book is Lies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation, which was published in September 2021.