We’re thrilled to announce that Veronica Gorrie has won the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing and the Victorian Prize for Literature for her debut memoir Black and Blue.
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.
Congratulations to Veronica and all the shortlisted authors