The next wave (part 3): WA women writers to look out for

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This is the third of a four-part series featuring Western Australian women writers who have a manuscript either ready, or almost ready, to submit. I’m sure you’re going to be hearing more from them in the future.

In this post, I welcome Karen Overman and Kim Coull.

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Karen has published a collection of short stories, Night Flight from Marabar (1999), and her 2009 novel, The Avenue of Eternal Tranquillity (a favourite of mine), won a Nautilus Award for Visionary Fiction, announced at the New York Book Fair in 2010. As a short story writer, she has won the Irish Famine Literary Award and the Australian-Irish Heritage Association Award, and as a playwright, the SWY Theatre Company Young Playwrights Award. Her plays have been performed at the Festival of Perth and the Octagon Theatre.

Karen’s manuscript—working title The Blue Moment—is a work of literary fiction in the…

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The next wave (part 4): WA women writers to look out for

I am re-blogging the Fourth Instalment of Amanda Curtin’s showcasing of new WA women writers. Amanda is one of Western Australia’s most gifted and successful (and beloved) writers. She 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 women writers that make up part of the ‘next wavers’ in WA. This particular post celebrates the last two wonderful writers in the series, Michelle Michau-Crawford and Louise Allan……

Here is a link to the Second Instalment featuring Michelle Michau-Crawford and Louise Allan.

http://amandacurtin.com/…/the-next-wave-part-4-wa-women-wr…/

looking up/looking down

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The next wave is a four-part series featuring exciting Western Australian women writers with manuscripts ready for submission or nearly there. I hope you’ll remember their names and watch out for their published work.

My final two guests are Michelle Michau-Crawford and Louise Allan.

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Michelle and I share a love of short stories—and Paris. Michelle recently spent a month there, collects French literature and is currently attempting to learn French so she can read her collection. ‘Despite it being the so-called City of Love,’ she says, ‘it is my favourite place to visit alone.’ Her love affair with the city began by accident on a trip in 2008. Having been a huge Leonard Cohen fan all her life, she discovered he was performing in Lyon two weeks after a conference she was attending in Dublin. ‘I extended my trip, bought a scalped ticket and went to Lyon…

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