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Taking a look at #AWW2017 Spec Fic and the Aurealis Awards

This month, instead of moving straight onto another subgenre of speculative fiction I thought I’d shine a light on the most prestigious spec fic awards in Australia: the Aurealis Awards. The awards were first established in 1995 and, although the…

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Today’s Q&A is with Krissy Kneen, whose book, An Uncertain Grace, is released tomorrow (27 February 2017). Welcome, Krissy, and thanks for participating in Sunday Spotlight. Background Q. What is your favourite scene from your books? A. My favourite scene…

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Editor’s note: This is an edited transcript of a launch speech given by Roanna Gonsalves, author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP, Nov. 2016), at the inauguration of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival, December 8, 2016. Roanna initially thanks Jerry…

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Diversity post Jan - Feb 2017 w/ #pwf launch of Ways of Being Here, @pencilled_in interview & more! #aww2017

It’s 2017 and I am writing this to you from Nyoongar country in WA on which I live, work and play with acknowledgement of and respect to the elders and the traditional custodians of the Whadjuk/Nyoongar people – on land that never was and never will be…

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The podcast is back & we start In Conversation With... Raifeif Ismail w/ a ht to @ellenvanneerven & @slamup - is writing political?

We are back this year with another round of interviews via podcasts for you. And to kick start the year off, we have Raifeif Ismail, political candidate, medical student, woman of colour, activist, former child refugee from Sudan and also now a published…

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Non-fiction has a strong presence on this year’s Stella Prize longlist, with eight works of non-fiction, three novels and a collection of short stories in contention. In announcing the longlist Brenda Walker, the chair of the Judges Panel, noted the…

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For the second in our series of forgotten writers and classic books, Dr Robyn Greaves features author Mary Durack who was born 20th February 1913. Thanks, Robyn. Dame Mary Durack (1913 – 1994) was a prominent mid-twentieth-century West Australian writer.…

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Welcome to the first round up of Historical Fiction for 2017. I’m Theresa Smith and I’m thrilled to be stepping in as the AWW editor for this genre. This first round up period has seen an incredible 54 novels being reviewed by 76 reviewers! This…

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Welcome to Sunday Spotlight, a new series of author interviews. Today I am chatting with Kelly Lyonns, whose debut novel, The Soldiers Woman, was released on February 9th.  Q: When did you start writing and what was the catalyst? A: I’ve always written…

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The sixth year of reading and reviewing Australian women crime writers has started strongly with 43 reviews of 28 different books. Not surprisingly two of 2017’s new releases have scored the most reviews with Wendy James’ THE GOLDEN CHILD and Sara…
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