A work with a strong voice isn't a transcript of the writer’s stream of consciousness. A writer's voice is the climate of our story. It is something amorphous, diffuse, yet deeply felt. It is when you feel a distinct sensibility behind the work.
Note to self: Don't listen to (for the first time) Amelia's review of Peta Lyre's Rating Normal for the @TheCBCA book awards just before going into interviews… 😭😭😭
I don't have a link yet. Will try to find. These students doing the reviews… omg.