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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Feminism, NASCAR and the Italian Billionaire's Secret Baby : Defending the Romance Genre
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'Romance novels are widely considered frivolous, trashy and vacuous. They aren't reviewed in mainstream publications like the New York Times Book Review, nominated for literary awards, or well represented at literary festivals. They have been called 'mummy porn'. When I tell people that I write romance, I get raised eyebrows and the topic is quickly shifted - like I've confessed to something embarrassing or shameful. Because when you admit to reading romance, the most common question is 'How can you read that crap?'' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Voiceworks Bang no. 103 Autumn 2016 16807702 2016 periodical issue 2016 pg. 95-101
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95-101 Feminism, NASCAR and the Italian Billionaire's Secret Baby : Defending the Romance Genresmall AustLit logo Voiceworks
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