Diversity


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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:

  • The Yellow Papers, and
  • That Devil’s Madness

Anglo-Bangladeshi

Lesley Jørgensen:

  • Cat and Fiddle

Austria

John Tesarch

  • The Philanthropist

Britain

Martin Boyd:

  • When Blackbirds Sing

Ada Cambridge:

  • Thirty Years in Australia, (1903)

Jon Doust:

  • To the Highlands;
  • Rocks in the Belly
  • Boy on a Wire

Ernest Favenc

  • Tales of the Austral Tropics (1893)

Anna Fienberg

  • Escape

Elizabeth Jolley:

  • Miss Peabody’s Inheritance

Alex Miller:

  • Coal Creek;
  • Autumn Laing
  • Lovesong:
  • Prochownik’s Dream;
  • Landscape of Farewell

Drusilla Modjeska:

  • The Mountain,

Patrick White:

  • Riders in the Chariot;
  • Happy Valley;
  • The Eye of the Storm
  • The Twyborn Affair
  • Voss
  • The Solid Mandala

China

Ouyang Yu:

  • Loose,
  • The English Class

Cuba

Olga Lorenzo:

  • The Light on the Water

Egypt

Maher Abou Elsaoud:

  • Cairo Paris Melbourne,

Germany

Evelyn Juers:

  • The Recluse,

Manfred Jurgensen:

  • The Other Wife

T.G.H. Strehlow

  • Journey to Horseshoe Creek

Glenice Whitting

  • Pickle to Pie

Greece

Christos Tsolkias

  • The Slap

Hongkong:

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

  • Drift,
  • The Bath Fugues

Hungary

Inez Baranay:

  • The Edge of Bali,

Korea

Silvia Kwon:

  • The Return

India

Aashish Kaul:

  • The Queen’s Play

Rashida Murphy

  • The Historian’s Daughter

Christopher Raja:

  • The Burning Elephant

Subhash Jaireth:

  • After Love

Italy

Venero Armanno:

  • Black Mountain

Rosa Cappiello

  • Oh, Lucky Country!

Enza Gandolfo

  • Swimming

Lebanon

Michael Mohammed Ahmad:

  • The Tribe

David Malouf:

  • Harland’s Half Acre;
  • Antipodes;
  • Child’s Play;
  • An Imaginary Life
  • Ransom

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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