The pleasures of reading with Amanda Curtin wrapup

Thank you to all that came to Amanda Curtin’s inspiring talk on Wednesday night. It was true reader’s fest of wonderful reads and new discoveries as Amanda and readers amongst the crowd shared their favourite books.


Because there’s so much good reading amongst the lists, we’ll put the reader’s picks in a follow-up blog post.

But first, here’s a list of writers and titles mentioned and recommended during Amanda’s talk:

WA writers—recent titles

Susan Midalia, An unknown sky (and other stories), short fiction (UWA Publishing, 2012)

Annabel Smith, Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, novel about twin brothers (Fremantle Press, 2012)

Iris Lavell, Elsewhere in Success, novel set in Fremantle (Fremantle Press, 2013)

Lynne Leonhardt, Finding Jasper, novel set in the South West, 1950s (Margaret River Press, 2012)

Ian Reid, That untravelled world, novel set in Perth, early twentieth century (UWA Publishing, 2012)

Simone Lazaroo, Sustenance, novel set in Bali (UWA Publishing, 2010)

Robyn Mundy, The nature of ice, novel set in Antarctica (Allen & Unwin, 2009)

Felicity Young, A dissection of murder, historical crime fiction (HarperCollins, 2012)

Alan Carter, Prime cut, crime fiction (Fremantle Press, 2011)

David Whish-Wilson, Line of sight, crime fiction (Fremantle Press, 2010)

Amanda Curtin, The Sinkings, novel, historical/contemporary, set in Perth, Albany, Scotland, Northern Ireland, England (UWA Publishing, 2008)

Amanda Curtin, Inherited, short fiction (UWA Publishing, 2011)

Amanda Curtin, Elemental, novel set in north-east Scotland, the Shetland Islands and Fremantle, historical/contemporary (UWA Publishing, May 2013)

And if you want to know more about WA writers…

writingWA website and Facebook

UWA Publishing website and Facebook

Fremantle Press webiste and Facebook

Margaret River Press website and Facebook

Magabala Books website and Facebook





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