ANNA SPARGO RYAN is the author of The Gulf and The Paper House, both published by Pan Macmillan.
Show Me Where it Hurts: Living with Invisible Illness, Kylie Maslen, Text Publishing
Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo, Penguin
The Yield, Tara June Winch, Penguin
It’s no accident that Blak Australia has survived the pandemic so well by Melissa Lucashenko
Grieving for the Therapist Who Taught Me How to Grieve, Andrew Solomon
Wherever I Go, Kimchi Fried Rice Feels Like Home, Shirley Wang
Colouring the Rainbow, Blak Queer and Trans perspectives, Dino Hodge, Wakefield Press
After Australia, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Affirm Press
My Mother calls my Yaltep, Sir Ignatius Kilage, Abe Books
Some reading recommendations from the FWF2020 session, 14 Nov 2020: Hala Alyan, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, El Gibbs, Stella Young, Tony Birch, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Taran Chawla.
And read a Q&A with Laura La Rosa, plus check out the FWFtalks podcast, Feisty But Friendly.
And a quote shared by Wendy from the great Audre Lorde: ‘Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.’