I’ve been going on about it a bit on social media, but I felt like my weekend at the Canberra Writers Festival deserves a proper post here as well, and what better than to share a gorgeous book stack. If I’m completely honest, I tend to find the program for the CWF fairly uninspiring – it feels like so much of the focus is on political journalism and memoir and nonfiction, and I’m so much more of a fiction reader. I do, though, love hearing people’s stories, and I am always so fascinated to hear from authors. So this year I decided to just pick a day and a venue and go to as many events as I could squeeze into the day there. As expected, I heard from some incredible writers and was blown away by how open and vulnerable and generous the people on each panel were.
Today I thought I’d share my book haul from the day. This doesn’t cover every author I saw, and I have actually already acquired a few more titles by the writers from the panels attended. Click on the titles for more info on each.
- Love & Virtue by Diana Reid
- Growing Up in Country Australia edited by Rick Morton
- Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor (my review here)
- The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill
- My Heart is a Little Wild Thing by Nigel Featherstone
- The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal
- The Writer Laid Bare by Lee Kofman
Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these or have them on your tbr!