Geraldton author wins prestigious prize

Geoff VivianGeraldton Guardian
Charmaine Papertalk Green has won the poetry category in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Camera IconCharmaine Papertalk Green has won the poetry category in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Credit: Geoff Vivian/The Geraldton Guardian, Geoff Vivian

Yamaji author Charmaine Papertalk-Green has won the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2020 poetry category for her book Nganajungu Yagu.

Charmaine Green is completing her PhD with Edith Cowan University and is also a researcher at the WA Centre for Rural Health.

Nganajungu Yagu is published by Cordite Books.

Ms Papertalk-Green said it was an honour to be the only Western Australian writer at the presentation.

Her previous book False Claims of Colonial Thieves, co-authored with John Kinsella, is short listed for this year’s John Bray Poetry Award, a category of the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

The winners are to be announced on February 29.

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