Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Queer Australian Women Writers month at AWW

I didn't know until this morning's post that the AWW challenge is having a focus month on queer Australian women writers.

As a queer (part-)Australian woman who reads (and writes), this is awesome!  (I just wish I'd known about it sooner.)

I am, as usual, in the middle of multiple books right now.  (Goodreads shows the following:
  • Passage to Pontefract
  • Sarah's Key
  • Joanna: the notorious Queen of Naples
  • Three Strong Women
  • Four Queens: the Provencal sisters who ruled Europe
  • Crown of Slaves
  • The Kingmaker's Daughter
  • Where the Streets Had a Name
  • Little Black Bastard)
But: in the light of AWW's focus, I'm going to put a few of these onto my "On Hiatus" list where they belong (the bottom four listed above), and pick up a few others I've been meaning to read by queer Australian women:
  • Ghost Wife, by Michelle Diconowski - I picked it up last year but didn't read it.
  • Her Sister's Eye, by Vivienne Cleven
  • something by Katherine Howell (whatever I'm up to in her series right now)
  • something by Melissa Lucaschenko 
  • Act of Faith, by Kelly Gardiner - which I've been meaning to read absolutely for ever.  Like, since before it was published when Kelly Gardiner was telling us about it at a YA librarians event at the State Library.
I certainly can't guarantee to get all of these read this month - hopefully we'll be moving house during March.  But I'd love to get through a few of them.

1 comment:

  1. I highly recommend Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucaschenko - I just finished it on my holiday and it was amazing