Australian Women Writers Reading and Reviewing Challenge 2012

This is a great initiative designed to counter the gender bias in reviewing and social media newsfeeds. It actively promotes the reading and reviewing of a wide range of contemporary Australian women's writing throughout 2012, the National Year of Reading.

Anyone can join in the challenge, by reading and reviewing a variety of writing by Australian women, posting it to a blog (like this one!) and linking back to the challenge website. The instructions are all there, and it sounds quite straightforward. 

I'm sure I'll think of more, but I'm starting my list off with a few of my favourite contemporary Australian women writers:

Anita Heiss

Dianne Blacklock

Liane Moriarty

Belinda Alexandra

Monica McInerney 

Geraldine Brooks

Nikki Gemmell

Jessica Rudd

Melina Marchetta

Got any more suggestions?

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Comment by Lindach on January 5, 2012 at 11:28

Yes a great idea. I like Monica McInerney and Liane Moriarty as well. I would also add Kate Grenville,Wendy Harmer, Anna Fulder, Kerry Greenwood, Keri Arthur , Anita Heiss and Marion Halligan as suggested Aussie women authors to have a look at. These authors range across genres including literary fiction , paranormal romance, chic lit and crime.

Comment by Merilyn on January 6, 2012 at 10:01

I am just about to start my first book in the challenge which is The Good Daughter by Honey Brown, recommended by someone else going the challenge. Love Australian fiction and generally read heaps of women anyway but this is a great way to discover more talented Aussie female writers! Hopefully lots of Mosman Readers will be in on the challenge!

Here are some more suggestions (more general fiction):

Helen Garner

Debra Adelaide

Cory Taylor

M J Hyland

Cate Kennedy

Kate Morton

Gillian Mears

Comment by Kate on January 6, 2012 at 10:03

Kate Morton! Of course!

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