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?