My Australian Women Writers Wrap Up, 2012
Thank you to Elizabeth and all those who have helped make the AWW 2012 Challenge such a success. The ongoing discussion of the relationship of gender and writing has made the site unique. I am personally grateful for how AWW has led me to read fascinating books about a place that I had previously known little about. I also appreciate discovering Australian individuals online who share my interests and intellectual curiosities. And I love having found Spinifix Press. I just wish it weren’t so hard to find recent Australian books in the USA. I finally gave up on looking for them.
22 TOTAL BOOKS
9 HISTORY, MEMIOR, AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Auntie Rita, by Rita Huggins and Jackie Huggins.
My Place, by Sally Morgan.
Kick the Tin, by Doris Kartinyeri.
Spaces in Her Day: Australian Women’s Diaries 1920S-1930s, by Katie Holmes.
Dancing With Strangers: Europeans and, by Inga Clendinnen.
My Bundjalung People, by Ruby Langford Ginibi.
Mezza Italiana, by Zoe Boccabella.
Tiger’s Eye: A Memoir, by Inga Clendinnen.
Kings in Grass Palaces, by Mary Durack.
Still Murder, by Finola Moorhead.
The Secret River by Kate Grenville.
The Lieutenant, by Kate Grenville.
Sarah Thornhill, by Kate Grenville.
Plains of Promise, by Alexis Wright.
Carpentaria, by Alexis Wright.
Bite Your Tongue, by Francesca Rendle-Short.
Darkness More Visible, by Finola Moorhead.
Remember the Tarantella, by Finola Moorhead.
Poppy, by Drusilla Modjeska.
The Idea of Perfection, by Kate Grenville.
My Brilliant Career, by Stella Miles Franklin.
Lady Bridget in the Never Never Land, by Rosa Praed.