10 April 2011

Sunday Salon: 10 April: Aussie Author's Month

Over on Fair Dinkum Crime this month we are celebrating Aussie Authors Month  with the Fair Dinkum Baker's Dozen, a series of interviews with Australian authors. We've approached the author interview a little differently, trying to offer the authors (who we thought must get asked a few standard questions fairly frequently) the opportunity to share some of their lesser known secrets. Or not, it's entirely up to them. We provide the authors with 13 beginnings and, like the creative geniuses they are, they turn them into sentences (or paragraphs, or full blown essays should the urge arise).
So far we've interviewed
Coming up:
  • Brian Kavanagh
  • P.D. Martin
  • Leah Giarratano
  • Michael Robotham
Aussie Authors Month is a cross-genre celebration of Australian writing. In addition to sharing reviews, author interviews, competitions and anything else relating to the writing and reading of works by Aussie authors the month is focused on raising awareness of the Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP). The ILP is a charity with the aim of raising literacy levels among Indigenous Australians in rural and remote communities and it works in partnership with the Australian Book Industry and the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Our first Fair Dinkum Quiz
To further help celebrate Aussie Authors Month we're offering a selection of slightly loved books (i.e. bought new, read once) from some great Australian authors as prizes for our inaugural quiz. In keeping with our baker's dozen theme there are 13 questions ranging in difficulty from 'googlable' to 'should probably have read a few posts on Fair Dinkum before attempting this quiz' to 'oh heck I hate quizzes'. Check Fair Dinkum Crime from Monday 11 April for the quiz questions.

What's been happening on MYSTERIES in PARADISE

This week's posts:
News & Headlines
Currently Reading
  • now: KING OF THE CROSS, Mark Dapin.
  • next: A GRAVE IN THE COTSWOLDS, Rebecca Tope
  • then - THE FACILITY, Simon Lelic
  • next on Kindle - THE LEOPARD, Jo Nesbo
  • now on audio - DEATH AT THE PRESIDENT'S LODGING, Michael Innes
  • current Agatha Christie - AND THEN THERE WERE NONE


Mason Canyon said...

Aussie Authors Month sounds interesting. I like the idea of learning authors' lesser known secrets. The ILP sounds like a wonderful and worthwhile program.

Thoughts in Progress

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Fair Dinkum really is a terrific site, and I hope you are taking pride in the way it's shaping up. I like the idea of the ILP, too. Thanks for sharing about that. And the quiz? Well, you know me... I don't get into that quiz thing ;-)...


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