Over the last few weeks I have invited a few of the many participants in the Aussie Author Challenge 2010 to share with us their thoughts on Australian Authors.
Today I’d like to welcome NancyO to Booklover Book Reviews.
NancyO is the author of the 2010: The Year In Books blog, lives in the USA, is a great cook and dog lover. NancyO doesn’t always go for the blockbuster bestsellers, preferring to read intelligent crime fiction and literature. She chooses the books she reads very carefully and her reviews are in depth, frank and thought provoking.
I am particularly interested to hear NancyO’s opinion on Australian literature given she’s our first guest poster in this series so far not living in Australia.
So, without further ado, over to NancyO:
What was your motivation for signing-up for the Aussie Author Challenge 2010?
Do you think the works produced by Australian authors exhibit any common styles or themes?
I think what I’ve noticed a lot in my reading is the focus on the intermingling of cultures and how people react to this phenomenon. In many respects, this is fast becoming a common global theme — and I think it’s something that readers who think cannot afford to ignore.
That’s a toughie. There are so many good ones. Tim Winton is definitely up there, but so is Patrick White.
A koala, of course!
Thank you so much NancyO for sharing with us your thoughts on some of Australia’s great authors. I have put Oscar and Lucinda on my wish list based on your recommendation!
- There is still time to join in the fun for 2010!
- If you’d rather wait to sign up for the 2011 Challenge, why not check out all the great reviews of Aussie Lit posted by challenge participants so far for some inspiration for your next read!