As has become tradition, I’m writing my completion post for the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge, around the middle of the year, though I will continue to contribute until the year’s end, and do a final round-up then.
I signed up, as always, for the top-level, Franklin, which involves reading 10 books and reviewing at least 6, and as always I’ve exceeded this. In fact, by June 30, I had contributed 16 reviews to the challenge, including 3 guest posts by Amanda.
Here’s my list in alphabetical order (by author), with the links on the titles being to my reviews:
- Cabel Boake, Three short stories (short stories)
- Jennifer Down’s Pulse points (Guest post) (short stories)
- Amanda Duthie’s (ed.) Kin: An extraordinary filmmaking family (anthology)
- Enza Gandolfo’s The bridge (novel)
- Anita Heiss’ (ed.) Growing up Aboriginal in Australia (memoir anthology)
- Vicki Lavreau-Harvie’s The erratics (memoir)
- Janet Lee’s The killing of Louisa (novel)
- Melissa Lucashenko’s Too much lip (novel)
- Louise Mack’s Girls together (classic/novel)
- Angela Meyer’s A superior spectre (novel)
- Annabel Smith’s Whiskey and Charlie (novel)
- Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic (essays, for want of a better word)
- Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic (Guest post) (ditto)
- Us Mob Writing, Too deadly (short story anthology)
- Karen Viggers’ The orchardist’s daughter (novel)
- Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions (Guest post) (novel)
I’m also pleased to include, this year, three guest posts by Amanda who offered to do these reviews to fill gaps in the Challenge. As Amanda doesn’t have her own blog, and didn’t want to review on GoodReads (another option for our participants), I happily offered her my blog for the purpose.
Watch out for my 2019 AWW Challenge wrap-up post for the year’s full story!