Join 2022 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Yvonne Weldon as she discusses her seminal debut novel Sixty-seven days.
Set in 1990s Aboriginal Redfern, Evie is a proud Wiradjuri woman harbouring a dark pain after experiencing trauma as a young girl and stalked by her predator well into adulthood. Fate leads her to meet James, ensuing a mesmerising romance that spans sixty-seven days that fills her with pure love and light.
Yvonne Weldon is a writer of fiction with a uniquely diverse lived experience, sharing truth-telling through fictional writing that stirs reflection to encourage action for positive change.
In 2016, Yvonne was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards David Unaipon Unpublished Manuscript for Sixty-Seven Days and was awarded a Faber Writing Academy Scholarship in 2017.
Yvonne is the current Deputy Chairperson of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, the first Aboriginal candidate nominated for the Lord Mayor of Sydney and was award New South Wales’ Aboriginal Woman of the Year 2022.
She has worked in senior positions in Aboriginal policy development, health, human services, child care services, child protection, housing, disability and Aboriginal heritage.
She is a proud Wiradjuri woman and maintains strong ties to her homelands of Cowra and the Riverina areas in New South Wales.