Summary: Australian female authors by alphabet

While I have internet I’m taking the opportunity to do this summary for you. It should have appeared yesterday but that’s another story. A is for Debra Adelaide B is for Jesse Blackadder C is for Isobelle Carmody D is for Ursula Dubosarsky E is for Hazel Edwards F is for Mem Fox G is […]

Q is for Tarella Quin Daskein

Thanks to some friends I’ve now got an author for Q. Tarella Quin Daskein often published under her maiden name of Tarella Quin. You might know of her good friend and illustrator, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Quin wrote many fairy stories. They number amongst the best in Australian literature at the time. Her works were carefully detailed and […]

Z is for Fay Zwicky

Poetry is an interesting creation. It’s something I have issues with but also great admiration for anyone who can write it. Fay Zwicky has spent more than 60 years writing poetry and in 2005 the committee of the Patrick White Award decided her efforts had not been recognised appropriately. When they rang Zwicky thought it was a hoax, […]

Videos from OzComicCon

People were very patient with me at OzComicCon. I have 10 interviews for you to enjoy. You’ll notice the slight amusement at the end when I unveiled my signature question. Despite my low technology everything came out fairly well. Ander Louis C.S. Pacat Troy Barnes Craig Bruyn Marianne de Pierres Nath Stones Melanie Tomlin Isobelle Carmody Doug […]

Y is for Beth Yahp

Yahp has the sort of writing experience I’m jealous of. She lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney, if she were in lecturing at Deakin in Burwood then she’d end up being one of my lecturers. I find that a bizarre thing that I’m writing about people who could potentially be teaching me. Anyway, enough […]

X is for Xanthé Mallett

I’m stretching a point here as I really can’t find a female Australian author with a surname beginning with X. I’ve tried and friends have tried and Xanthé is the best we can come up with. And just to push the point I’m breaking my unwritten rule of using the surname as reference. Xanthé is a forensic anthropologist […]

W is for Edel Wignell

Edel Wignell, her name caught my eye and when I googled her story caught my brain. Read on MacDuff! Some little facts Her first name rhymes with medal. She lived on a sheep farm in northern Victoria when she was little. She was born in Echuca. It’s a lovely little town, my first memories are of […]

V is for Valerie Volk

I’ve found some absolutely fascinating people for today but I’ve gone with Volk for the useless reason that she was born near where I live and she was born in the same suburb as Sandy Stone, Barry Humphries fictional character. But also because of the book of Volk’s I’ve linked to and I’ll come to that. […]

T is for Tangea Tansley

I’m getting up to the interesting letters of the alphabet and just to illustrate that point I find the most interesting name with a fascinating history. She’s only had a handful of books published but this one has just gone on my GoodReads Want To Read list. It seems Tansley’s had an interesting life, I reckon she […]

S is for Taku Scrutton

Today I’m celebrating multiculturalism alongside Taku Scrutton. She’s still young but has packed a lot into her young life. Scrutton moved here from Zimbabwe at the tender age of 19, she came alone leaving behind parents and siblings. Since she came here in 2002 she’s carved out a niche for herself talking about how to […]