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2020 Challenges

#WorldFromMyArmchair

  1. I love to travel….but don’t want to leave home.
  2. In books I can go anywhere I want!
  3. Paul has introduced me to some great
  4. …UK  travel. science and non-fiction awards:
  5. Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (shortlist 10 January; winners 01 Febr)
  6. The Wainwright
  7. Royal Society Science Book Prize
  8. Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction

2020 list:

  1. Surrender – Joanna Pocock (memoir) (American North West)
  2. Wild Sea: a history of the southern ocean – Joy McCann (Southern Ocean)

#AWW2020

  1. Wild Sea: a history of the southern ocean – Joy McCann
  2. The High Places– Fiona McFarlane (13 short stories)
  3. Icefall– Stephanie Gunn  Aurealis Award 2018 Best SF Novella 
  4. Marriages – (6 short stories) – Amy Witting
  5. Transparency – (play) – Suzie Miller

#Plays

  1. Transparency  – Suzie Miller
  2. Oslo – J.T. Rodgers  winner Tony Award Best Play 2017
  3. The Crucible – A. Miller  #Classic
  4. The Real Thing – Tom Stoppard winner Tony Award Best Play 1984
  5. A Doll’s  House – H. Ibsen  #Classic
  6. Julius Caesar – Shakespeare  #Classic
  7. Woman of No Importance – Oscar Wilde  #Classic
  8. The Wake – T. Murphy   play*

#ReadIreland

  1. The Spaces of Irish Drama– H. Lojek     
  2. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir– Samantha Power  2019  
  3. The Irish Writer and the World – Declan Kiberd  (2005)
  4. The Christmas Tree – Jennifer Johnston
  5. Woman of No Importance – Oscar Wilde  #Classic
  6. The Wake – T. Murphy   play
  7. Station Island – Seamus Heaney (67 poems)
  8. Lady Gregory and the National Theatre – E. Remport

#ShortStories:

  1. The High Places – Fiona McFarlane (13 short stories)
  2. Marriages – Amy Witting (6 short stories)
  3. The Lottery – S. Jackson  #Classic  short story

#Poetry

  1. Flèche – Mary Jean Chan (50 poems) #Winner Costa Award Poetry 2019
  2. Station Island – Seamus Heaney (67 poems)*

#Non-Fiction

  1. Nolan on Bradbury – W.F. Nolan  
  2. The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 – J. Shapiro 2015  
  3.  Wild Sea: a history of the southern ocean – Joy McCann 2018
  4. Moth Snowstorm Nature and Joy– M. McCarthy
  5. The Churchill Factor Boris Johnson
  6. Master of the Senate – R. Caro
  7. Nixon At The Movies – Mike Feeney  
  8. From Russia with Blood – Heidi Blake (2019) 
  9. Hit List:  Mysterious Deaths Witnesses JFK Assassination  (2013)
  10. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died – J.W. Douglass
  11. Mary’s Mosaic: CIA Conspiracy to Murder JFK, Mary Meyer– P. Janney
  12. The Secret Team: CIA and Allies – L. Fletcher Prouty (1972)
  13. The Irish Writer and the World – Declan Kiberd
  14. The Spaces of Irish Drama – H. Lojek
  15. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir– Samantha Power  2019
  16. Surrender– Joanna Pocock (memoir)  #WorldFrromMyArmchair (American North West)
  17. Sightlines – K. Jamie
  18. A Very Stable Genius – C. Leonnig, P. Rucker
  19. Unmaking of the Presidency – S. Hennessey, B. Wittes
  20. A Warning – Anonymous
  21. Lady Gregory and the National Theatre – E. Remport*

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