Sunday, 26 May 2013

Schedule ideas for second half of 2013

Ideas to continue the Canberra-and-environs author-or-subject theme (alphabetical by author):
  • Nigel Featherstone's recent novellas Fall on me or I'm ready now: Nigel would come to a meeting if we asked him and he were free; and Blemish Books, his publisher, currently has a "pay-what-you-like" deal for an e-version of Fall on me
  • Irma Gold's Two steps forward (collection of short stories): shortlisted for the inaugural Most Underrated Book Award
  • Alan Gould's The seaglass spiral
  • Marion Halligan's Shooting the fox (collection of short stories)
  • Roger McDonald's When colts ran (or another?): in 2011/2012 shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a long story incorporated in it won the O Henry Prize (short stories) in 2008
  • Alex Miller's Autumn Laing (or another?): in 2012 shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, won the Melbourne Prize for Literature
  • Meanjin's special Canberra edition
  • Canberra poets evening: there's a good selection in The invisible thread and Meanjin Canberra edition, for a start
Other ideas (higgledy piggledy order):
  • Carrie Tiffany's Mateship with birds: won the inaugural Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Prize for Fiction, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award
  • Michele DeKretser's Questions of Travel: shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Miles Franklin Award
  • Drusilla Modjeska's The Mountain: shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award
  • Romy Ash's Floundering: shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Miles Franklin Award
  • Melissa Lucashenko's Mullumbimby : indigenous writer who has won and/or been shortlisted for several awards with previous novels
  • Amanda Curtin's Elemental: Western Australian writer
  • Classic novel: by Trollope or?
  • Non-English author: Hans Fallada or Diego Marani (The last of the Vosyachs and New Finnish Grammar) or ?
If you send me other ideas, I'll add them to the list ... we have five spots to fill.

Jean-√Čtienne Liotard [Public domain], Ritratto di Maria Adelaide di Francia vestita alla turca, via Wikimedia Commons

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