January 2020  Round Up: Children’s and YA

January 2020 Round Up: Children’s and YA

Welcome to the first monthly round up for 2020 of the children’s and young adult books read for the Australian Writers Challenge. In the Young Adult category, across all genres, we had eight reviews, and six reviews for children and younger readers. That’s fifteen in...
Diversity Round Up: January 2020

Diversity Round Up: January 2020

2020 is off to a cracking start for reviews of books by diverse Australian women writers. We’ve had 12 reviews linked of 11 books, with a great variety in genre. I’ve noticed a few in here that are still on my ‘to be read’ pile (an ever-growing...
2019 Wrap-Up: Diversity

2019 Wrap-Up: Diversity

The ‘diversity’ check box was included when the AWW Challenge began in 2012 with the aim (which mirrors that of the challenge as a whole) of drawing attention to writers whose work might be overlooked in reading communities. As editor, I have tended to focus upon...
Diversity Roundup: September – December 2019

Diversity Roundup: September – December 2019

Happy holidays all! I hope this finds you in a cool spot with a book. If you need any more reading recommendations, the following roundup might help. As with the previous roundup, there were 80 reviews tagged with ‘diversity’ from September to December, so there are...
Diversity Roundup: May – August 2019

Diversity Roundup: May – August 2019

Over the last four months, 80 books featuring diversity were entered into our database. A big shout-out is in order to blogger Nalini Hayes of Dark Matter Zine, who penned more than a third of these! Given Melissa Lucashenko’s fantastic & well-deserved win of the...