The Popularity of Memoirs

Logo for Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012I have just posted an overview of the reviews of histories, biographies and memoirs written for the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge in the first seven weeks of 2013 which you can find here.  Overwhelmingly the reviewers preferred to read memoirs over biographies and histories.  Why is this?  On the Australian Women Writers’ website I have posed some questions about memoirs which I hope will stimulate comments and reveal why this genre is so popular.

Of course there are many more readers and reviewers out there who read histories and biographies written by Australian women.  Are you one of them?  If so I encourage you to participate in the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge this year so that other readers can hear about the great histories and biographies written by Australian women.  You don’t even need to have a blog.  You can easily open a free Goodreads account and post your reviews there. Click here to find out more about the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge and sign up.

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