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May 1, 2019

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#Australian Literary Leftovers

by N@ncy

  1. Since award season has drawn to a close
  2. I still have lots of reading to do!
  3. Australian Literary Leftovers
  4. ….and I mean this in a good way...
  5. …books I did not  have the time to read.
  6. I’m working to reduce my Aussie TBR in 2019.
  7. I find making a shortlist
  8. …keeps me motivated to read and
  9. …I don’t waste time searching for my next book.

 

Poetry:   2/13

  1. Lemons in the Chicken Wire – A. Whittaker
  2. Interval – Judith Bishop
  3. Things I thought to tell you since I saw you last – P. Layland
  4. Little Bit Long Time – A. Eckermann
  5. Tilt – Kate Lilley – READ  38/38 poems  #AWW2019
  6. The Radio Room – Cilla McQueen (NZ) –    READ poems 34/34   #AWW2019
  7. Carrying The WorldMaxine Beneba Clarke
  8. Waiting For the Past – Les Murray   RIP 29.04.2019
  9. Poūkahangatus – Tayi Tibble (NZ)
  10. There’s No Place Like the Internet in Springtime – E. Kennedy (NZ)
  11. Novelties – Fiona Hile
  12. Blakwork – Allison Whittaker
  13. The Lost Arabs – Omar Sakr

 

Plays:   1/10

  1. Black is the New White – N. Lui – READ  #AWW2019
  2. The Almighty Sometimes – K. Feaver – READ  #AWW2019
  3. Highway of Lost Hearts – M.A. Butler
  4. The Torrents – Oriel Gray
  5. Transparency – Suzie Miller
  6. The Call – Patricia Cornelius
  7. Jump For Jordan – Donna Abela
  8. The Secret River – Andrew Bovell
  9. Broken – Mary Anne Butler – READING
  10. When the Rain Stops Falling – Andrew Bovell

 

Fiction:   1/13

  1. The Mortal Boy – Fiona Kidman  (historical fiction) (NZ) – READ  #AWW2019
  2. Flames – R. Arnott – READ  (..not my kind of book)
  3. The Lebs – M.M. Ahmad – READ
  4. Astonished Dice – Geoff Cochrane (NZ)
  5. The New Ships – Kate Duignan (NZ)
  6. To the Islands – R. Stow
  7. Wake in Fright – K. Cook
  8. The High Places – Fiona McFarlane
  9. The Commandant – Jessica Anderson
  10. The Choke – Sofie Laguna
  11. The Biographer’s Lover – Ruby J Murray
  12. Coach FitzTom Lee
  13. Paris dreaming – Anita Heiss

 

Non-Fiction:  2/9

  1. Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook – J. Kent – READ  #AWW2019
  2. A Life Underwater – Charlie Venon
  3. No Friend But the Mountains – B. Boochani  NSW  Award 2019 – READ  (…review soon)
  4. Not Just Black and White – L. Williams, T. Williams – READ  (…review soon)
  5. Cadence: Travels with musicEmma (now Eddie) Ayres
  6. Bearing Witness – P. Rees
  7. True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction – Helen Garner
  8. The First Casualty – Peter Greste
  9. Maybe tomorrow – Boori Monty Pryor

 

 

Australia has much to offer!

  1. National Biography Award
  2. Queensland Literary Awards
  3. Queensland Premier’s Award for Drama
  4. Queensland Literary Award shortlist 2018
  5. Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
  6. Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
  7. Australian Book Industry Awards
  8. National Biography Awards Australia
  9. Christina Stead Awards
  10. Stella Prize
  11. ALS Gold Medal
  12. Kibble and Dobbie Awards
  13. Miles Franklin Literary Award
  14. New Zealand Book Awards
  15. Aurealis Awards Prize announcement 04 May 2019
  16. Steele Rudd Awards
  17. Indie Book Awards
  18. Patrick White Award
  19. The Walkley Awards
  20. Pascall Prize
  21. Calibre Essay Prize
  22. Viva La Novella Prize
  23. Kathleen Mitchell Prize (bi-annual for young authors)
  24. #ABIA2018 Longlist
  25. #ABIA2017 Longlist  ( great books!)
  26. Waverly Library Awards
  27. Anne Elder Award (poetry)
  28. Barbara Jefferis Award:
  29. NSW Premier’s Literary Award
  30. NSW Premier’s Literary Award shortlist 2019
  31. Western Australian Premier’s Book Award

 

 

 

 

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 7 2019

    What a list Nancy. I’ve read a few there – though almost none in the poetry or plays line. Read a couple of plays last year, by Helen Garner, but I tend not to read plays in general.

    BTW Paris Dreaming is fiction. Heiss has written some non-fiction but that is one of her choc-lit (play on chick-lit) novels.

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    • May 7 2019

      Oke, thanks for the heads-up about Paris Dreaming…I’ll put in the correct category.
      Plays and poetry were my out of comfort for years….but they have so much to offer!

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