RIP Ruth Park 1917 - 2010 (and more about Australian literature)

I was very sad to read yesterday that Australian author Ruth Park passed away in mid December 2010.

From SMH

I have always loved her fiction, particularly The Harp in the South trilogy, and it is sad to see such an important Australian literary figure pass away.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with her work, I have included below a link to a Sydney Morning Herald article about her life and work.

For those of you who are interested in Australian literature there are many blogs out there who try to review as much Australian literature as they can.

I recently have started a new project called The Books of Australia - a blog solely dedicated to Australian literature. The great thing about The Books of Australia is that anyone who has read and reviewed an Australian book can contribute - you just need to email your review to and I will post it on the blog and add a link to your blog . The design is still changing around a bit and it is just starting off, but with your help authors like Ruth Park will have another place on the blogosphere where people can read about their work.

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