This is my entry post for the challenge above. This is a continuation of my efforts to combat gender bias in reviewing, because of the nature of the book business and subconscious cultural bias I think a systematic and directed approach is needed.
I completed 2013’s challenge here. And for 2014 I created the Franklin Plus personal challenge of 15 books read and reviewed. For more information about the challenge go here. But for a quick overview:
The 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, Australian and non-Australian, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer to sign up. You can choose to read and review, or read only. (Suggestions for what makes a good review can be found here.)
The challenge will run from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2014. You can sign up at any time.
This review is part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013. Please check out this page for more great writing from Australian women..