Papertalk Green wins 2020 ALS Gold Medal
Charmaine Papertalk Green has won the 2020 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal for her poetry collection Nganajungu Yagu (Cordite).
Papertalk Green’s work was chosen from a shortlist that included works by Jordie Albiston, Favel Parrett, Carrie Tiffany and Charlotte Wood. In 2019 Papertalk Green was also shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal for False Claims of Colonial Thieves, written with John Kinsella (Magabala).
Established in 1929, the ALS Gold Medal is presented annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) for ‘the best contribution to literature in Australia’ in the preceding calendar year. The winner was announced on 29 June during an online event that featured a talk by writer and academic Anita Heiss.
Last year’s winner was Pam Brown for her poetry collection click here for what we do (Vagabond).