Daily Archives: 20 December 2016

AWW 2016 challenge completed

AWW2016 This is my mandatory round-up post about the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge 2016. I undertook to read 10 books by Australian women writers. I read 14, which ranged from revelatory and richly entertaining to definitely meant for readers who aren’t me. Here they are. I’ve tried to be clever with the lay-out. My apologies if it shows up on your screen as a jumble.

Poetry:

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Pam Brown
Missing Up

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Antigone Kefala
Fragments

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Novels:

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Margo Lanagan
Sea Hearts

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Short Fiction:

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Michelle Cahill
Letter to Pessoa

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Memoirs:

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Lesley and Tammy Williams
Not Just Black and White

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A comic (that’s a graphic novel to those who think ‘comics’ means superheroes or Disney):

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Lee Whitmore
Ada Louise

 

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Essays:

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Laura Tingle
Political Amnesia

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Helen Garner Everywhere I Look

 

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I’m signing up for the 2017 challenge.

My general gender stats: This year I read 39 books by men and 31 by women.This includes at least five (the Y: The Last Man series) that were jointly written by a man and a woman.