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International Women’s Day: A Mouthful of Sky

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, we’ve been asking our wonderful authors about what the day and its themes mean to them. To kick off, Margo Lanagan writes about the importance of stories to shine light on issues faced by women, and recent anthology Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, which crosses borders, genres and mediums to re-imagine the world from a feminist perspective.Read the rest

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Inspirational women of literature: Amra Pajalic & Demet Divaroren’s choices

To celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, with its theme of inspiring change, we asked some of our authors to pick out inspirational female authors or characters from literature. Today Amra Pajalic and Demet Divaroren, the editors of the new collection of stories Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia, tell us of characters that helped them in growing up and confronting their own challenges.Read the rest