Never have I felt so loved. Because at some point, I will be one of those, hopefully, read as part of both challenges.
But this also gives me an excuse to read beyond Australia and the usual fare of writers I get from elsewhere. It gives me an excuse to connect with South Asian writers because most of the books I review for Australian Women Writers come from the writers themselves or through reader recommendations. I forsee something similar occurring for the South Asian challenge.
I encourage you to take it on and try it out. You don’t have to review, you can just read. I intend to try to read and review as much as possible. Given that I have AWW 2014 and my usual reviewing work for the West Australian, I am not sure how much I will be able to do and I am reluctant to pose a figure.
And in the interests of aiding and abetting such causes as much as possible, I will be attempting to create a reading list for the South Asian Women Writers Challenge as a guest post so please help out and leave your suggestions in the comments below.