- one who is a favourite, whose writing you love and love to recommend,
- one whose work you've read some of and would like to read more, and
- one whose work you haven't read of but you really want to (darn those giant TBR lists!)
A writer I love and love to recommend :: Maxine Beneba Clarke
I think I've raved here about how much I love Maxine Beneba Clarke's work - although I have to admit I haven't read her poetry yet - and I recommend The Hate Race and Foreign Soil at any opportunity. My daughter and I both also love her picture book, The Patchwork Bike, and are excited to get our hand on the new one she has coming out later this year.
A writer whose work I have read a little bit of and want to read MORE! :: Daphne du Maurier
I feel like I was a bit late to the du Maurier party, but I adored both Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel, and have been collecting her books whenever I see them because I want to read them ALL!
A write I haven't read but have had on my TBR for ages :: Randa Abdel-Fattah
You didn't think I would go a whole post without talking #LoveOzYA did you? Randa Abdel-Fattah is an Australian author who has worked as a lawyer, human rights advocate and volunteer with human rights and migrant/refugee resoure organisations. I had heard of some of her books before last year's All Day YA at the Sydney Writer's Festival, and had them on my TBR, but seeing her speak on a panel about diversity in Australian YA literature convinced me that I definitely HAD to read them. Almost I year later I now have a little collection of three of her novels on my shelf but still haven't managed to get around to reading any of them. I'd love any advice about which one to start with!
So, those are three brilliant women whose books I either already adore or am super keen to get into! Don't forget to add your link or let us know in the comments below which authors you can't wait to get into your eyeballs!