Friday, January 02, 2015
For the last two years I have joined the Australian Women Writers' Challenge. The Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women and encourages readers and bloggers to read and review writing by Australian women.
In 2014 I pledged to read 4 books by Australian women writers. This is the Stella level. Circumstances were such that, I read 20 books by Australian women writers.
Some were brilliant, others were meh, but it was very much worth the time.
So I'm signing up again this year. I can't guarantee another few weeks of of bath rest (yes, bath rest - long story), so I will sign up to the Miles level - 6 books read.
Want to join me? The details are on the AWW blog.
Don't know where to start? The Stella Prize long lists are a very good place to start. 2013 is here and 2014 here.