Short fiction & poetry July – August 2016 roundup

Short fiction & poetry July – August 2016 roundup

Here, in Perth, I am surrounded by books I wish to read, food and the company of cats as I wait for this year’s Australian winter to stop masquerading as spring and go away. There have been one too many hot cups of tea and hot chocolate made to warm up my fingers as I struggle to turn the pages of books. Each year I am always keen to see how many books kept us company during the winter months. Each year, this is usually when I fail to post about those books you have read and reviewed.

April–June 2016 Roundup: Diversity

April–June 2016 Roundup: Diversity

Some 15% of the 282 books reviewed over the last three months were penned by Australian women writers who are either themselves influenced by diversity, or feature characters from diverse backgrounds. Over April we held a focus on Australian women writers with...
2015 Short fiction and Poetry Wrap-up

2015 Short fiction and Poetry Wrap-up

Let’s start with the numbers. In 2015, for poetry specifically there were 26 reviews of 23 books by 20 authors. What this means is that we have a huge diversity in what you read and reviewed in 2015 which is actually quite a great thing because instead of more...