Joy Lawn reviews fiction for the Australian newspaper. Her reviews and interviews have also appeared in Australian Book Review,Magpies magazine, SMH/The Age, Books+Publishing and professional journals.
Joy is currently judging literary fiction for the Queensland Literary Awards and women’s crime writing for the Davitt Awards. She has judged the Prime Minister’s and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Russell Prize for Humour Writing and other prestigious awards; blogs about literary fiction, young adult and children’s literature as ‘Joy in Books’ at ‘PaperbarkWords’ blog https://paperbarkwords.blog/ and loves moderating sessions at writers’ festivals.
Joy is fascinated by ideas and images and how authors and illustrators express these with truth and originality.