The Australian Literature website has a listing of Australian authors and a bit of a bio on each person.
Going through the list, I discovered that I know only a few of them–the rest are unknown to me, yet some of them have an impressive list of published works. Why haven’t I heard of them then?
If you are Australian and writing what might loosely be termed serious modern fiction then you might as well not exist.
It’s sad, but true. This is how it has been for many years, but I hope that is changing now. And if it is, I believe the internet has had something to do with that.
A thought: I would hate my name to appear in a list of unknowns, so it’s time to start building an internet presence–for the day I become published. 🙂