I forgot to mention that last year I achieved my goal of reading and reviewing at least 10 books by Australian Women Writers as part of the challenge of the same name. This is such a great cause! Women writers in Australia are so fantastic and anyone who avoids them purely due to their gender is missing out- I hate the assumption that because a writer is female their work will be less literary or substantial. It was great to see that this year a woman won the Miles Franklin award (Michelle de Kretser) and a woman won the Man Booker (Eleanor Catton). The inaugural Stella Prize was also a very exciting event!
To read my reviews from last year, click here.
This year I am participating again and I aim to read and review at least ten books by Australian women.