The next wave (part 1): WA women writers to look out for

I am re-blogging a post from Amanda Curtin who is one of Western Australia’s most gifted and successful writers. Amanda is the author of two novels, Elemental (2013; shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards) and The Sinkings (2008), and a collection of short fiction, Inherited (2011) and is also a Freelance Book Editor (Accredited Editor AE), Lecturer, and the Current Fiction Editor for Westerly (amongst many other achievements and interests, not the least being her stunning photography…) For the next couple of weeks she is showcasing six writers that make up part of the ‘next wavers’ in WA. This particular post celebrates the first two writers Rashida Murphy and Kristen Levitzke…

looking up/looking down

Western Australian women writers have produced some exciting and successful novels in 2014. New releases have included Annabel Smith’s much-anticipated interactive novel, The Ark; Deb Fitzpatrick’s first novel for adults (after three highly successful junior and young adult books), The Break; Dawn Barker’s second novel, Let Her Go; Felicity Young’s third in the Dr Dody McCleland series, The Scent of Murder; Kate McCaffrey’s new young adult novel, Crashing Down; and superlative new novels from two of my long-time favourites, Simone Lazaroo with Lost River and Joan London with The Golden Age. And if we ‘own’ Brooke Davis as Western Australian, as we tend to do, then there’s also the publishing phenomenon that is Lost & Found.

I’m looking forward to what 2015 will bring—and beyond that. There’s so much creative energy among writers on the western edge—some of it being nurtured in university…

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