The Untapped project is a marvellous initiative which gives readers access to long lost books in both print and digital form.
More than 150 titles are available to borrow from libraries and to purchase. Partners in the project include the Australian Society of Authors, National State and Territory Libraries, the Australian Library and Information Association and Ligature Press.
Amongst those 150 titles are the 7 Writers Anthology, Canberra Tales, first published by Penguin in 1988.
This article, published in the Canberra Times today, April 15, tells the story of how 7 Writers came into existence, and how we continued meeting as a writers’ group for over 15 years.
My novel, One for the Master, published by Wakefield Press in 1997 and short-listed for the 1998 Miles Franklin Award, has also been re-published as part of the Untapped Project .
It’s wonderful to be able to hold this long out of print novel in my hands again. Thanks to all those involved in the project, in particular Airlie Lawson and publisher Matt Rubinstein.