Advance Australia Fair

In the wake of the recent awards for Australian women’s literature, it’s time to look more closely at the literature of our own country. Reading Women has always had a category for Australian authors, and the majority of the books that I review for Transnational Literature are written by Australians.  Our country has produced some wonderful authors.

I’ll begin by quoting the raison d’être behind our most famous regional literary award:

Without an indigenous literature, people can remain alien in their own soil.

Let’s think about this: which Australian novels (short stories,  poetry, plays) make you feel most at home in your own country?


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