#AusLit Roundup – February 2020

With the announcement of the Stella Prize Longlist on 6 February, I now have a list of new-to-me Australian titles to make my way through. I had read five titles on the twelve-book longlist, and have been able to find a handful of those I haven’t read on Scribd or my Aussie library app. I have a reaction video sharing a little about each title, and my thoughts on the longlist, on my channel.

If you want to hear more about what the Stella does in the community, you can watch this Stella Sparks video about their school reading program

#AusLit Content I’ve Been Loving

After I read Tara June Winch’s The Yield, I came across this fantastic interview that she did with Melissa Lucashenko. I highly recommend watching to hear more about what inspired the book and particularly the discussion about the importance of language.

The podcast Books on The Go also discussed The Yield as their book of the week on this episode.

Natalie @ My Reading Days reviews Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko

Anna Baillie-Karas talks about quite a few Aussie books in her January wrap-up

Helen Blunden reviews The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Kate @ Novel Nomad talks about an Aussie reading challenge that you might want to take part in, the STFU Reading Challenge

Recently Read and Reviewed

Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne (Text Publishing) (review)

Say Hello by Carly Findlay (Harper Collins AU) (review)

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (Allen & Unwin) (review)

The Yield by Tara June Winch (Penguin Random House) (review)

On the Horizon

The Town by Shaun Prescott (US release – FSG) out now! (review)

White Tears / Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad (US release – Catapult) 6 October 2020 (review)

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood (US release – Riverhead) August 2020  (review)

The Yield by Tara June Winch (US release – Harper Via) 2 June 2020 (review)

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (US release – Scholastic) October 2020 (review)


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