August 2017 Round Up: General Fiction

August 2017 Round Up: General Fiction

With the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Canberra Writers Festival concluded, and the Brisbane Writers Festival now underway, it is time – as it always is – to celebrate Australia’s women writers and their important role in shaping our country’s...
July 2017 Round Up: General Fiction

July 2017 Round Up: General Fiction

In July we only reviewed one book that was published before 1995 and that belonged to Elizabeth Jolley’s The Newspaper Of Claremont Street (1981) reviewed by Bill Holloway. This is the same person who reviewed one of the two pre-1990s books I mentioned in the...
May 2017 Round Up: General Fiction

May 2017 Round Up: General Fiction

Did you know that in May we only reviewed two general fiction books published before 2006? They were Criena Rohan’s The Delinquents (1962) reviewed by Kali Napier, and Miles Franklin’s On Dearborn Street (1981) reviewed by Bill Halloway. Welcome to the May...
Miles Franklin shortlist – four out of five women

Miles Franklin shortlist – four out of five women

Congratulations to all the authors shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Franklin prize. As with last year, four out of the five shortlisted authors are women. The shortlist is: Hope Farm by Peggy Frew Leap by Myfanwy Jones Black Rock White City by A.S. Patrić Salt Creek by...