I’m signing up for the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge, which supports and promotes books by Australian women. There are various levels for the challenge, and you can participate as a reader/reviewer, or just as a reader. I’ve opted for the ‘Franklin’ level, with a target of reading at least 10 books by Australian women during the year and reviewing at least six.
I didn’t participate formally in the 2012 challenge, but here are some of the books by Australian women writers that I read in 2012 (* indicates reviewed for The West Australian). Each one gave me something to think about—and taught me something about writing.
A Common Loss by Kirsten Tranter
A Dissection of Murder by Felicity Young
All that I Am by Anna Funder
An Unknown Sky by Susan Midalia
Animal People by Charlotte Wood
Black Cow by Magdalena Ball
Black Jack Anderson by Elaine Forrestal
Creepy & Maud by Dianne Touchell
Five Bells by Gail Jones
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner-Hospital
If I Should Lose You by Natasha Lester
Like a House on Fire by Cate Kennedy
Losing It by Julia Lawrinson*
Shallow Breath by Sara Foster
Tarcutta Wake by Josephine Rowe*
The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street by Marlish Glorie
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot by Annabel Smith
I suppose I could also describe Whisky Charlie Foxtrot as ‘reviewed’, as I wrote the back-cover endorsement to this fabulous novel.
I look forward to all this new year will bring from Australian women writers.
6 responses to “Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013”
It’s great that you’re taking part in the challenge this year Amanda. What’s funny is that even though you weren’t signed up for it last year, you still read many more books by Australian women writers than I did! Thanks for the plug too 🙂
But you would have read far more books overall, Annabel, that’s for sure 🙂
I don’t know about that. But I do know that despite my best intentions this year, 90% of the books I gravitated towards were from the USA.
I’m the opposite!
Good for you Amanda … and so glad you will be adding your voice (well, reviews) to the challenge this year.
Thanks for the welcome, whisperinggums! And I’ll look forward to reading your reviews 🙂