YA Round-Up Issue 10, 2018

YA Round-Up Issue 10, 2018

Award-winning books dominated this month’s issue of reviews of young adult books. Angharad of Tinted Edges reviewed MALLEE BOYS by Charlie Archbold which won the 2016 Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award: This is an engaging and well-written book that...
Beyond Chernobyl: Women Respond

Beyond Chernobyl: Women Respond

Throughout 2014 AWW will occasionally invite guest authors to review books of interest to challenge participants. Today’s guest author is historical fiction writer, Isolde Martyn. According to the International Nuclear Event Scale of 1 to 7, there have been two...
Angela Savage on Nine Days by Toni Jordan

Angela Savage on Nine Days by Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan took as inspiration for her third novel Nine Days a photograph from the archives of The Argus showing, on a crowded platform, a woman held high on a man’s shoulders so she can kiss the soldier leaning towards her from the train window, presumably as...
Debra Zott on My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson

Debra Zott on My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson

Memory is not democratic. It creates its own hierarchy concerning what will be at the top and what will be at the bottom. Memory decides what it remembers and what it forgets, and what emerges from the daguerreotype. (p.142) Memory is the device employed by author...