Aussie Author Challenge 2016

Aussie Author Challenge 2016By popular demand the Aussie Author Challenge is back for its 7th year!

Whether you are a patriotic Australian, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors and interact with like-minded readers, the Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!

The objective of this challenge is to showcase the wonderful diversity of the work being produced by Australian authors.

This dedicated page here at Booklover Book Reviews will be your one-stop shop for the challenge.

In addition to 3 different challenge levels…

  • When I host giveaways of books written by Australian writers, participants of this challenge will be eligible for extra entries into the random draws (1 extra entry for challenge registration + 1 extra entry for each book review link accepted at that time).
  • We will be interviewing both established and up and coming Australian authors.
  • A link to every book review published as part of this challenge will be featured in an Aussie Author Challenge Update section of our Booklover Book Reviews Newsletter (currently 500+ subscribers). You can sign-up to receive this newsletter at the top of this page (right sidebar).

Read on to decide which challenge level suits you and how you can get involved.

Read and review 3 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 1 of those authors are female, at least 1 of those authors are male, and at least 1 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, any genre.
Read and review 6 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 2 of those authors are female, at least 2 of those authors are male, and at least 2 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 2 genre.
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre.

How to Join:

1. Tell the world you are committing to this challenge and at what level – you can do that either on your own website, facebook or google+, or any other form of social media that will allow you to convey your feelings about each book after reading them. In that commitment provide a link to this page and display the Aussie Author Challenge 2016 badge to show your support for the initiative. Then register for the challenge by adding a link to your challenge commitment using the Registration Linky below.

2. Each time you read and review a book please provide a link back to this challenge page. Then add a link to that review to the Aussie Book Reviews Linky below.

3. When you have completed this challenge tell the world about the achievement, and submit a link to that completion announcement via the Challenge Completion Linky below.

When sharing your reviews via twitter, or more generally discussing this challenge, use the hashtag #aussieauthor. If you ever have any difficulties using the form below don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]

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    1. Welcome aboard Bec! It’s all about sharing and promoting Australian talent, so feel free to update reviews you’ve published earlier this calendar year with a reference/link to this challenge page and then link them up here to share.

    1. So great to have you back Sheree! You brought lots of interesting titles I’d not come across before to our attention last year – so looking forward to your 2016 selections.

  1. I’m with you in spirit. I don’t like to count books for two challenges and all the books I read by female Aussie writers need to count for the Australian Women Writers challenge. But definitely with you in spirit as I try to read more male Aussie authors

    1. It’s my pleasure Susan – welcome to the challenge. As many Aussie Authors as I’ve read, there are still so many more on my wishlist …

  2. I can’t commit to reading anything ( I will read, but what and when, I can’t say– reading Shatterwing at the moment) but if anyone wants a fantasy or sci-fi book to read, let me know. I can do ebbos and can probably do a couple of paperbacks as well.