Welcome to Australia in Print.
Australia in Print celebrates Australian books, Australian authors and all books set in Australia.
Join us as we travel around Australia state by state, region by region, city by city.
Over the next year or so, I plan to visit (by map) each state and territory. I hope to highlight their authors, books set in their region or famous characters who hail from their towns.
To get the ball rolling I'm hosting an AusReading Month to coincide with TripleJ's Ausmusic Month in November.
Triple J have been hosting Ausmusic month for years and years. You can view clips, enter competitions & listen online to non-stop Aussie music as you read an Australian book or two.
This event will be being spread around the world via The Classics Club events page, therefore this year, AusReading Month will focus on Australian classics.
The Goal is to read as many Australian classics as you can during November.
They can be fiction, non-fiction, children's, bio's, poetry, modern classics whatever - they just have to be Australian. You can also team up your books with classic Australian music and movies.
It's time to break out the lamingtons, open a pack of tim-tams and crack a violet crumble.
Why not try a vegemite sandwich or get stuck into a pavlova!
It's time to join the true blue down under!
(I promise not to have a month long Aussie slang fest, but I suspect as you read some of our classics you may come across unusual words, phrases or cultural references that will need to be explained.)
You can join in by popping your name with a link to your blog into the comments below.
You can write a start-up post on your blog and link it back here or you can write in the comments below.
Let us know what you plan to read.
What are your impressions of Australia and Australian literature?
Have you ever visited or plan to visit Australia soon?
Over the next month I will add some lists of Australian classics. You can also check out my tabs above - especially the CBCA tab to find prize winning Australian books.
I hope you can join me on our literary journey around this big beautiful land.
Happy reading mate!
November - The master post for this event is now live and can be found here.