Claire G. Coleman is a 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. Her debut novel Terra Nullius, published by Hachette in Australia and Small Beer in the US, won a black&write! Fellowship and a Norma K. Hemming Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Aurealis Science Fiction Award among others. She writes poetry, short-fiction and essay and has featured in the Saturday Paper, the Guardian, Meanjin, Australian Poetry and others. The Old Lie (Hachette 2019) is her second novel.