In Conversation with Odette Kelada on the Creation of Drawing Sybylla

In Conversation with Odette Kelada on the Creation of Drawing Sybylla

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Odette Kelada, author of Drawing Sybylla, a novel that explores the real and imagined lives of Australia’s writing women.  ~~~~ In your acknowledgements for Drawing Sybylla, you tell us that it is a story that emerged from...
The Real and Imagined Lives of Australia’s Writing Women: Drawing Sybylla by Odette Kelada

The Real and Imagined Lives of Australia’s Writing Women: Drawing Sybylla by Odette Kelada

Winner of the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript, Drawing Sybylla is a novel about the challenges women writers have faced in pursuing the writing life.     On stage, a woman named Sybil Jones is making a speech. She is talking about the...
April–June 2016 Roundup: Diversity

April–June 2016 Roundup: Diversity

Some 15% of the 282 books reviewed over the last three months were penned by Australian women writers who are either themselves influenced by diversity, or feature characters from diverse backgrounds. Over April we held a focus on Australian women writers with...
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