May 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

May 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

Hats off to all you challenge participants for keeping up your reviewing of Aussie women writers this year. Last year was a great one for the Classics and Literary area, and this year is proving to be the same. I love seeing all the reviews come through, and the...
April 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

April 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

With a third of the year gone – unbelievably, don’t you think – the awards shortlists and winner announcements are hotting up. There were a few in April, on which I’ll report below. First, though, my usual brief statistical summary. Amazing...
March 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

March 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

We had more awards news in March but, as we currently have no-one on our team reporting on them, I will again devote a section (see below) to them in this month’s round-up. But first, a brief statistical summary, for what it’s worth… March We had the...
February 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

February 2018 Round-up: Classics and Literary

In February the literary year really got going with the announcement of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award winners and the longlist for our favourite award here, the Stella Prize. For details on these see the end of this post. Meanwhile, on with the...
Sunday Spotlight with Sofie Laguna

Sunday Spotlight with Sofie Laguna

Recently longlisted for The Stella Prize, Sofie Laguna’s The Choke is a brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can’t be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature. I...