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Jacklin, M, 2010, 'Desde Australia para todo el mundo hispano': Australia’s Spanish-Language Magazines and Latin American/Australian Writing, Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature, vol 24, no 2, 2010, p 177-186.


Migrants from Latin America have had a literary presence in Australia since the 1970s and their work forms an important part of Australia's multilingual literature. From their participation in literary competitions organized through cultural groups such as the Spanish Club in Sydney or the Uruguayan Club in Melbourne, to anthologies of community writing produced through the 1980s and '90s, to the publication of numerous volumes of poetry and short stories, to their novels, plays, biographies and autobiographies, Latin American writers in Australia have developed and sustained a significant body of literature over more than three decades. The majority of this literature has been written and published in Spanish, and this has meant that its circulation, for the most part, has been limited to Spanish- speaking communities and readerships. Moreover, unlike the literary production of other linguistic and cultural groups within Australia-for example, Greek or Italian-Latin American literary production has received scant critical attention from Australian literary scholars.

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