AWW Challenge (Australian Women Writers Challenge) is held each year. It’s aim is to encourage more women to read and review books by Australian women. It is hoped that this will go some way to correct an imbalance.
How to Disappear is a novel by the prolific Western Australian author and poet, Rosanne Dingli. Rosanne was born in Malta. She came to Australia to live in 1982. Her rich writing reflects wide travel and a deep understanding of language. She is a story-teller who writes about art. About music. About other cultures. Continue reading
The cover of Tiddas by Anita Heiss (Simon and Schulster, 2014) boasts Jacaranda blossoms. I’m not sure of the significance of the flowers for this book, but I love that cover. Continue reading
Reading twenty-five books in a year is not too hard when you’ve been an avid reader for over seventy years. Some of the time though the choice can be overwhelming. Continue reading
The Golden Age, Joan London’s third novel, is a gem. Like her two previous, highly acclaimed novels Gilgamesh (2001) and The Good Parents (2009), The Golden Age kept me riveted to the page from start to finish.
This novel is set mostly in post-war Perth in 1954. The story centres on the Golden Age Children’s Polio Convalescent Home. The fourteen young residents who live there have each been nursed in isolation wards in hospital during the acute phase of poliomyelitis. Continue reading
The Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 is open.
I’m excited to be part of the challenge. Last year was the first time I’d committed myself to it and I was very tentative. There was no guarantee that I’d be able to complete the task because I was new to blogging. I mistakenly believed that the challenge expected participants to blog, as well as read and review a set number of books. This is not so. You can read about it here.