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.