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...
YA Round Up: Issue 4

YA Round Up: Issue 4

Welcome to the fourth round up of young adult fiction for the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. Read Up is an initiative of the Stella Prize and the Victorian Government. It’s aimed at young people aged 15-24 who fall outside the education system and...
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...
2017 Wrap Up: Diversity

2017 Wrap Up: Diversity

I’ve picked up the baton for diversity posts from our previous editor Marisa Wikramanayake & would like to thank her for her excellent work in 2017. As Marisa has done in her posts, I’d like to acknowledge that I write on the land of the Turrbal and Jagera...