2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Dr. Anita Heiss has won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards,  Prize for Indigenous Writing, 2012 for her memoir Am I Black Enough for You?

Just as she wrote in her blog Anita Heiss talks again about her identity and why she wrote a memoir in a young age. Continue reading

Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden, a British author died at age 87 in 22 Aug this year. The following list is what she wrote for both adults and children in her long writing life. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1987 and the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010. She is part of a select group to have both judged and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Continue reading

Discussion Notes from Thursday Book Club

The last Thursday Book Club celebrated their 3rd birthday in August with a “wild party”of assorted goodies and a lovely birthday cake.

We discussed our latest read, “Raisens and Almonds” by Kerry Greenwood. All agreed it was an enjoyable easy read. The main character is Phyrne Fisher, a well educated, independent and wealthy woman during the 1920’s, working as a private detective. A Sherlock Holmes but in a female version. Continue reading