To celebrate Spinifex Press’s 21st birthday, the publishers have invited Australian Women Writers to host a giveaway of the following books:
Kick the Tin by Doris Kartinyeri
Bite Your Tongue by Francesca Rendle-Short
Still Murder by Finola MoorheadFish-Hair Woman by Merlinda BobisMy Sister Chaos by Lara Fergus
To enter, just leave a comment below and correctly answer the following quiz questions. (Comments will remain hidden from view.) Entries are now closed.
Nic: Fish-Hair Woman
Tansy: Bite Your Tongue
Gillian: My Sister Chaos
Deb: Still Murder
Kandy: Kick the Tin
Method of draw:
Each correct answer was counted for the draw (represented by a name in a hat). One name was drawn twice (Nic) and was discounted for a second win (apologies, Nic!). The person with the most correct answers was Margaret, but her name didn’t come out of the hat.
Winners, please email Danielle Binks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put ‘Aust Women Writers Winner’ in the subject heading, give your contact details, and state whether you’d prefer print or an ebook.
Thanks everyone for entering! (And we can argue among ourselves over the correct answers for e and g.)
Any correct answer given will make you eligible for the draw; the more correct answers you give, the greater your chances of being selected. Comments will be moderated to allow time for as many people as possible to enter. This competition is open to international participants as well as Australian, with your choice of ebook or print copy. Competition will close at AWW’s discretion (when enough people have entered to make it competitive and the drawing worthwhile).
Note: Spinifex Press is a feminist publisher. Publisher Susan Hawthorne discussed their recent releases on the AWW blog here.
Note: The following answers (apart from the initially missing “e” and the last one, “q”) were supplied by Danielle Binks of Spinifex Press. Both “e” and “g” arguably have more than one correct answer.
h. I was born on 25 December 1933 at Echuca, Victoria, a member of the Yorta-Yorta tribe from the Murray River area. Amongst my ancestors were also the Wurundjeri people of the Melbourne area. When I was a child my family and I walked off the Cummeragunja Station to Mooroopna, and later Shepparton. I went to school in the Good Shepherd Convent in Abbotsford, Melbourne and later worked as a domestic at St Andrews Hospital. I married a Andrew Marimutha, a Malayan Indian, whose name we all shortened. I initiated the setting up of the Aboriginal Health Service and the Aboriginal Legal Service. I also set up Worowa Aboriginal College and later Worawa Primary School for younger children. I am well known for coauthoring the script of Women of the Sun. Who am I? A: Hyllus
Marisi. A well-known figure in Sydney from the mid-twenties to the sixties, she was a voracious reader, often refused to pay cab fares, gave recitations of Shakespeare wearing a green tennis shade. In old age she claimed, ‘I have no allergies that I know of, one complex, no delusions, two inhibitions, no neuroses, three phobias, no superstitions and no frustrations.’ She is the subject of Kate Grenville’s novel, Lilian’s Story. What is her name? A: Bea Miles
My first book of poems was Hecate’s Charms. I have also written a novel, Between Friends and a book on the life and art of Dorothy Richardson. I have written widely on modernist women writers and on lesbian culture and lifestyle. In 1986 I co-authored a collection of poems with Suniti Namjoshi. Who am I? A: Gillian Hanscombe
k. Which Australian poet was taken to court by her ex-husband because of a poem? A: Dorothy Hewett
l. Australia’s best known Aboriginal poet is the author of We Are Going, The Dawn is at Hand, My People and Stradbroke Dreaming. What is her name? A: Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly Kath Walker)
m. What is the name of the book by Katherine Susannah Pritchard that centres on the life of an Aboriginal woman?A: Coonardoo (The Well in the Shadow)
n. Which writer left Australia and lived for many years on the Greek island of Hydra? A: Charmian Clift
o. Who am I? I was born in England and later came to Australia. My family ran a Quaker home for down-and-outs. I worked as a nurse, a real-estate agent and a teacher. My manuscripts were rejected for many years. I am now considered one of Australia’s finest writers. My name is . . . ? A: Elizabeth Jolley
p. Tasma is the pseudonym of what Australian writer? A: Jessie Couvreur
q. Who is the woman in the following photo and what is she famous for? A: Louisa Lawson, famous for editing and producing The Dawn, Australia’s first journal produced solely by women.