#TasmanianLitMonth – Biographies – Hannah Gadsby and Stephenie Cahalan

Introduction and interview questions by guest curator, Bec Taylor Incredibly famous Tasmanian literary export, Hannah Gadsby, has taken the comedy world by storm. Incisively witty, brutally honest, and disconcertingly deadpan, Hannah's rise to fame began with stand up comedy and led to Hulu and Netflix success ("Nanette") with a string of awards. Hannah has now … Continue reading #TasmanianLitMonth – Biographies – Hannah Gadsby and Stephenie Cahalan

#TasmanianLitMonth – Featured Writer Ian Broinowski

About Ian Ian Broinowski, PhD, MEd, BA(Soc Wk), BEc, Dip Teach, worked as an advanced skills teacher in children’s services at the Institute of TAFE Tasmania in Hobart, Australia for many years. Ian has a background in Economics, Social Work and Education. He has taught in a wide range of subjects in aged care, disability … Continue reading #TasmanianLitMonth – Featured Writer Ian Broinowski

#TasmanianLitMonth: Featured Writer – Robbie Arnott

Written by guest curator, Bec Taylor Robbie ArnottPhoto credit: Mitch Osborne About Robbie Comparisons can be controversial but surely this one is for real - Robbie Arnott could be considered the next big international break-out novelist from Tasmania, in the tradition of Richard Flanagan, such is the enthusiasm for his work. Born in Launceston in 1989 and … Continue reading #TasmanianLitMonth: Featured Writer – Robbie Arnott

#TasmanianLitMonth – Featured Writer: Danielle Wood

Author Danielle WoodPhoto credit: Karen Brown Danielle Wood is the author of The Alphabet of Light and Dark, Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls, Housewife Superstar: The Very Best of Marjorie Bligh and Mothers Grimm.  As Minnie Darke, she is the author of Star-crossed, The Lost Love Song, With Love from Wish & Co  and the forthcoming Audible Original, Wild Apples. With Heather … Continue reading #TasmanianLitMonth – Featured Writer: Danielle Wood

#WITMonth-that’s a wrap!

It has been a joy and honor to have been the Guest Editor for #WITMonth for the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative blog. I hope you have enjoyed the 26 books I have chosen as much as I have choosing them. I started this my book project two and a half years ago not knowing … Continue reading #WITMonth-that’s a wrap!

Day 24: 🇲🇰 A Spare Life

In a Nutshell: A coming-of-age epic from Two Lines Press, a publisher of translations. It is 1984 and twins, Zlata and Srebra, live in communist Yugoslavia, their bodies are conjoined at the head. The novel spans from their impoverished childhood in Skopje to 2012 Skopje with some time spent in London. I completely escaped into … Continue reading Day 24: 🇲🇰 A Spare Life

Day 23: 🇲🇺 Silence of the Chagos

In a Nutshell: What a gem of a book this is. It tells the story of Charlesia and Désiré, both from the island of Diego García. It is also about the plight of the Chagossian people, expelled from their archipelago to enable the United States to build one of their main military bases. The book … Continue reading Day 23: 🇲🇺 Silence of the Chagos

Day 22: 🇨🇴 Holiday Heart

I read this in an evening and a half. What a treat.Robayo’s prose is cutting, sardonic, precise and witty, brilliantly translated by Charlotte Coombe. In a Nutshell: Lucía and Pablo are a married couple, originally from Colombia they now live in the USA with their twins, Rosa and Tomás. We meet the family just as … Continue reading Day 22: 🇨🇴 Holiday Heart

Day 19: 🇩🇰  The Copenhagen Trilogy

The Copenhagen Trilogy consists of Childhood (1967), Youth (1967) and Dependency (1971). They were first published by Penguin in English in 2019. Book 1: Childhood In a Nutshell: Childhood is the first volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, from one of Denmark’s most celebrated twentieth-century writers. Childhood is written in a similar vein to Elena Ferrante’s … Continue reading Day 19: 🇩🇰  The Copenhagen Trilogy

Day 18: 🇳🇴 A Modern Family by Helga Flatland

In a Nutshell: When adult siblings, Liv, Ellen and Häkon, along with their partners and children, gather in Rome to celebrate their father’s 70th birthday, their lives are thrown into disarray when their parents announce that they have decided to divorce. It is told predominantly from the perspectives of the two sisters, Ellen and Liv … Continue reading Day 18: 🇳🇴 A Modern Family by Helga Flatland