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Next Wednesday is the first stop in the new One Shot World Tours that the SBBT group is organizing to highlight authors from different countries around the world. Our first stop is Australia (an a bit of New Zealand) with authors who are "best read with vegemite!". Here's the list with links to all the sites:

I will kick things off with a post about the works of Nick Earls

Margo Lanagan is interviewed at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Melina Marchetta is introduced at Writing and Ruminating

Big A, little a writes about Anna Feinberg and her Tashi series

Jenn at Not Your Mother's Bookclub interviews Simmone Howell

Chicken Spaghetti reviews Kathy Hoopmann's award winning All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Gwenda at Shaken and Stirred is all about How Sassy Changed My Life, The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky and a wee bit more with Margo Lanagan

John Marsden's Tomorrow series is discussed at Jen Robinson's Book Page

Jaclyn Moriarty and Penni Russon's Undine are each at Finding Wonderland

Little Willow discusses Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman at Bildungsroman

A Chair, a Fireplace & a Tea Cozy is all about Catherine Jinks and her four "Pagan" books

Does My Head Look Big in This?and John Flanagan's The Icebound Land can be found at Interactive Reader

Queenie Chan is interviewed by the YA YA YAs

The Hot Men of Children's Literature: Australian Edition, as well as John Marsden and The Rabbits are at A Fuse #8 Production

The adult mystery writer Peter Temple is interviewed at Light Reading

Oops - and a late addition from Mother Reader who will be posting on Am I Right or Am I Right? by Barry Jonsberg.

The look at Australia's authors will be followed two weeks later by "Recommendations Under the Radar" proof positive that many of us here in the lit blogosphere are doing just what the Washington Times wrote about yesterday: "Literary bloggers aren't just sitting around their basements in their pajamas — as author Richard Ford implied recently in the New York Times. Some do original reporting."


Can I join in with a review of Am I Right or Am I Right? It's by a English author who moved to Australia, so I'm saying he counts as an Australian author and the book is funny sharp.

Sounds like an interesting tour! If you have any openings in future tours, I'd love to participate.

This is going to be such fun. I've saved a few images to cook up a little something . . .

Hey Pamela! If he lives in Australia he's an Aussie - I'll add you to the list!

And both you and Sheila are welcome to think of a spooky book and join in for the One Shot in October! (No date set yet, but I'll be posting about one soon.)

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