AWWC 2017, Reviews

Review: The Stolen Button, by Marianna Shek & Leila Honari

The Stolen Button (2017), by Marianna Shek & Leila Honari Contains spoilers of the ending The Stolen Button, written by Marianna Shek and illustrated by Leila Honari, is a beautifully written and illustrated work with slightly more words than your average picture book. It’s because of this extended word-length that, after seeking publication through traditional… Read More Review: The Stolen Button, by Marianna Shek & Leila Honari

AWWC 2017, Reviews

Review: Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

Portable Curiosities (2016) by Julie Koh Julie Koh’s first full-length collection of short stories, Portable Curiosities, is a strange journey through an unsettling landscape of curious characters in familiar but altered settings. A young girl’s third eye, located in her navel, sees the undetectable and impolite spirit world. A cooler than cool Sydney entrepreneur fashionista… Read More Review: Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

AWWC 2017, Reviews

Review: Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here, by Heather Taylor Johnson (2017) Warning: some spoilers Jean Harley Was Here, by Adelaide-based author Heather Taylor Johnson, is about friend, wife, mother, traveller and cyclist Jean Harley. Or rather, as suggested by the title, it is about her absence. A tragic and fatal bicycle accident sets the story in motion,… Read More Review: Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson