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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Australian Women Writers' Challenge - the finish line

Given it’s only a few days until the end of the year I thought it was worth checking in with a post on the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. The goal was to read ten books by Australian women writers in 2012 and review four of them, and I’m happy to report that I’ve ticked all off the list.
 Read but not reviewed:
  • Cooking the Books by Kerry Greenwood (crime – Corinna Chapman solves mysteries while cooking & eating fantastic food)
  • On Passion by Dorothy Porter (non-fiction – poetic musings on the nature of passion in its many guises)
  • Nothing but Gold by Robyn Annear (non-fiction – life in the Victorian goldfields of 1852)
  • The hospital by the River – a Story of Hope by Catherine Hamlin (non-fiction – a pioneering doctor’s work with fistula patients in Addis Ababa)
  • Her Father's Daughter by Alice Pung (non-fiction - Pung revisits the family history mentioned in her first book but with a deeper, darker perspective)
  • The Fine Colour of Rust by P.A O'Reilly (fiction - a wry look at life as a single mother in a country town)
Once again, kudos to the organisers of the challenge. It has been a great experience to participate - occasionally sobering, when trying to find books by Australian women writers, but also hugely enjoyable to discover some great writing. Cheers!


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