Veronica Gorrie shortlisted for two Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

We’re excited to announce that Veronica Gorrie has been shortlisted for the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She has been shortlisted for both the Nonfiction and the Indigenous Writing awards for her debut memoir Black and Blue: a memoir of racism and resilience.

From the judges:

With a great gift for storytelling and a wicked sense of humour, Gorrie frankly and movingly explores the impact of racism on her family and her life, the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from cultural dispossession, and the inevitable difficulties of making her way in the white- and male-dominated workplace of the police force.

Black and Blue is a memoir of remarkable fortitude and resilience, told with wit, wisdom, and great heart.

Veronica Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai woman who lives and writes in Victoria.

Black and Blue

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

A proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police officers in Australia. In her ten years in the force, she witnessed appalling institutional racism and sexism, and fought past those things to provide courageous and compassionate service to…

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