2018 Wrap Up: Diversity

2018 Wrap Up: Diversity

Of the 1104 book reviewed by AWW readers in 2018, 146 were tagged ‘diversity’. This compares with 121 books with this tag in 2017, and 86 in 2016. AWW readers are either picking up more books that feature diversity, or they’re becoming more aware of conversations...
Diversity Roundup: July – August 2018

Diversity Roundup: July – August 2018

It’s September already! Soon there’ll be baubles in the shops and Christmas wish lists crammed with books … apologies to all those out there who are as horrified by the closeness of the ‘C’ word and/or the pace of this year as I am. Though I meant the bit about the...
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...