ONLINE: Reading For Writers: Speculative Fiction: The War of the Worlds

A portrait of Claire G Coleman
06 May 2020 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Claire G Coleman
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Imperialism, superstition, fears, prejudices: HG Wells’s The War of the Worlds set the archetype for invasion literature and has a surprising link to Australia. Wells himself stated that the idea came from the disastrous consequences of British colonialists on the Tasmanian First Peoples, an act that continues to resonate through Australian culture and literature today.

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About Claire G Coleman

Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar woman whose ancestral country is in the South Coast of Western Australia.  Her debut speculative fiction novel Terra Nullius, written while travelling in a caravan, won a Black&Write! Fellowship and a Norma K Hemming award and has been Shortlisted for the Stella Prize and an Aurealis Award.  Her second novel The Old Lie was published in August 2019.

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