Young Adult Round Up: April 2019

Young Adult Round Up: April 2019

    Welcome to the April Round Up of our young adult reads. We seem to be averaging nine to eleven reviews a month in this category, and from a stable of regular Young Adult readers – including myself, but it seems my April Young Adult reads are all likely to be...
Diversity Roundup: July – August 2018

Diversity Roundup: July – August 2018

It’s September already! Soon there’ll be baubles in the shops and Christmas wish lists crammed with books … apologies to all those out there who are as horrified by the closeness of the ‘C’ word and/or the pace of this year as I am. Though I meant the bit about the...
Diversity Roundup: May – June 2018

Diversity Roundup: May – June 2018

A woman artist, writes author Susan Johnson, ‘wants to make a work of art that is itself, and free. But she also has another job: it seems she must also prove how you devalue her work or overlook it or put it in a box marked “small” or “confessional” or “a woman’s...
Diversity Roundup: March – April 2018

Diversity Roundup: March – April 2018

The great celebration today is that we have many exciting, diverse voices in the world of Australian letters. We encompass the world right here in our literature. And even in this shortlist that has been judged as being some of the very best of women’s literature...
Diversity Wrap Up: January – February 2018

Diversity Wrap Up: January – February 2018

Reviews of works by Australian women writers that feature diversity include those by authors who identify as having a disability, who are Indigenous, of migrant heritage, or are LGBTQI. They also include works that feature characters or themes who identify or grapple...