2016 Wrap Up: Diversity

2016 Wrap Up: Diversity

As I put this wrap-up together yesterday (on Australia Day), I thought about the many different voices that chorus on this continent and how privileged we are to hear them. AWW’s readers were certainly listening in 2016! There were 27 reviews of books by Indigenous...
2016 Wrap Up: Crime & Mystery

2016 Wrap Up: Crime & Mystery

The crime, mystery, thriller, detective and suspense category of the Australian Women Writers Challenge continues to attract a healthy amount of interest from Challenge participants. In 2016 the numbers of interest included: 291 discussion posts (mostly reviews but a...
2016 Wrap Up: Historical Fiction

2016 Wrap Up: Historical Fiction

What a great year it’s been! Thank you to all our wonderful historical fiction reviewers who participated in the 2016 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. We have kept pace with last year’s figures which is marvellous – 239 reviews of 127 books...
2016 Poetry Wrap-up

2016 Poetry Wrap-up

As Marisa Wikramanayake said in last year’s wrap up, let’s start with the numbers. In 2016, there were 23 reviews for 18 books by 18 authors. This is a little down on last year’s total of 26 reviews, but reflects a continuing trend to spreading our...
2016 Wrap Up: History Memory Biography (HMB)

2016 Wrap Up: History Memory Biography (HMB)

2016 was my first full year as editor of History, Memoir, Biography and I’m delighted to say that we are now reading significantly more HMB books. In 2015 we attracted 103 HMB reviews. In 2016 we attracted a whopping 133 number of reviews! We’re also...