Diversity


diversity-bingo

Please bear in mind that this card is being edited to correct spelling errors and other issues as I write. I will update the image with the final version in due course.

Under construction (it always will be)

Inspired by the Diversity Bingo game card… but diverging from it because I don’t like to label authors by their skin colour or their disability…

I don’t read to anybody’s agenda, but there is interest in promoting diversity in reading choices and so on this page, I’m going to note the multicultural heritage of the Australian writers that I’ve read and reviewed here on this blog.  I’m using the word ‘heritage’ loosely: it can mean that the author was born in Australia of immigrant parents, or it can mean that they migrated here or came as refugees.  However I’m not going to trace beyond first generations to, for example, Irish forebears who came to Australia in colonial times.

There is obviously potential to get this wrong, and multicultural heritage isn’t always obvious or straightforward.  I welcome corrections if I’ve made mistakes, but I am deliberately confining myself to information that is already in the public domain.

NB Indigenous authors are indexed on the ANZ LitLovers Indigenous Reading List.

Until I finish adding all the links to my reviews, please use the search box or the Writers category to find them.

Algeria

Dominique Wilson:

Anglo-Bangladeshi

Lesley Jørgensen:

Austria

John Tesarch

Britain

Martin Boyd (born in Switzerland, educated in Australia, but identified as Anglo-Australian and spent most of his line in England)

Ada Cambridge (England):

Ernest Favenc

Anna Fienberg

Rodney Hall (England)

Elizabeth Jolley (England):

Alex Miller (England):

Drusilla Modjeska:

Catherine Helen Spence (Scotland)

  • Mr Hogarth’s Will

Patrick White (England):

China

Ouyang Yu:

Croatia/Germany

Marija Peričić

Cuba

Olga Lorenzo:

Egypt

Maher Abou Elsaoud:

Germany

Evelyn Juers:

Manfred Jurgensen:

T.G.H. Strehlow

Glenice Whitting

Greece

Christos Tsiolkas

Hongkong:

Brian Castro (of Portuguese, Chinese and English parentage):

Hungary

Inez Baranay:

Korea

Silvia Kwon:

India

Aashish Kaul:

Rashida Murphy

Christopher Raja:

Subhash Jaireth:

Iran

Shokoofeh Azar

Ali Alizadeh

Italy

Venero Armanno:

Rosa Cappiello

Enza Gandolfo

Lebanon

Michael Mohammed Ahmad:

David Malouf:

Malaysia

Micheline Lee:

Pakistan

Azhar Abidi

The Philippines

Merlinda Bobis:

Poland

Herz Bergner

Anna Rosner Blay

Pinchas Goldhar

Antoni Jach

Leah Kaminsky:

Olga Lorenzo

Morris Lurie

Alex Skovron:

Romania

Madeleine St John: (St John’s mother was Romanian, but she reinvented herself as pseudo-French once in Australia).

Serbia

A S Patric:

Singapore

Simone Lazaroo:

South Sudan

Majok Tulba:

Sri Lanka

Michelle de Kretser:

Rajith Savanadasa:

Channa Wickremesekera:

Swaziland

Malla Nunn:

Anglo Swedish

Kristina Olssen

Sweden

Anna Solding:

Turkey

Alice Melike Ulgezer:

USA

Linda Jaivin:

USSR (Ukraine)

Maria Tumarkin

Vietnam

Hoa Pham:

Nam Le:

Chi Vu:

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