COMP CLOSED: The ‘Reading like an Australian writer’ collection

“All writers begin as readers…”

This week’s giveaway book has been edited by Belinda Castles. It’s called Reading like an Australian writer and is an inspirational and heartfelt collection of essays that will enrich your reading of Australian stories and guide you in your own writing. We have three copies to be won.

This is an ode – a love letter – to the magic of reading. To the spark that is set off when the reader thinks I can do this too. Some of Australia’s top writers take us through these moments of revelation through the dog-eared pages of their favourite Australian books.

Ellen van Neerven finds kin on the page with Miles Franklin-winner Tara June Winch. A.S. Patrić discovers a dark mirror for our times in David Malouf’s retelling of an episode from The Iliad. Ashley Hay pens letters of appreciation and friendship to Charlotte Wood. These and many more writers come together to draw knowledge from the distinctive personal and sensory stories of this country: its thefts and losses, and its imagined futures. Australian fiction shows us what it is possible to say and, perhaps, what still needs to be said.

If you love reading and writing (duh!) then this looks like a fascinating book. And you can win a copy simply by sharing with us the FIRST BOOK that had a big impact on YOU as a reader (and why) in 25 words or fewer. Our favourite three entries will WIN!

Entries close midday Monday 7 June 2021, Sydney/Melbourne time.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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