J. C. Burke, author of Pig Boy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks J. C. Burke author of Pig Boy, The Story of Tom Brennan, The Red Cardigan and more… Ten Terrifying Questions ———————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born, raised and schooled on the lower north shore of Sydney. I am the fourt... Read more

by | March 31, 2011

Finalists announced for The Man Booker International 2011

News from The Man Booker Prize website: Thirteen writers have made it on to the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the fourth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The authors come from eight countries, five are published in translation and there are four women on the list. One writer has... Read more

by | March 30, 2011

Anita Heiss, author of Paris Dreaming, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Anita Heiss author of Paris Dreaming, Manhattan Dreaming and many more… Ten Terrifying Questions ——————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Gadigal country – the city of Sydney, and spent my childhood in Matraville, where I pla... Read more

by | March 30, 2011

Simon Toyne, author of Sanctus, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Simon Toyne, author of Sanctus, Ten Terrifying Questions ————————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in an out-of-the-way, seaside town called Cleethorpes in the north east of England. I lived there until I was 9 then began... Read more

by | March 29, 2011

Guest Reviewer Kylie Ladd on When My Husband Does the Dishes… by Kerri Sackville

When My Husband Does the Dishes . . . provoked much discussion in my household. Not regarding its contents, which I’ll get to, but instead over the title. “When my husband does the dishes… what?” asked my eleven year old son when he first saw (or rather heard) me reading it. Knowing full well that the original title had actually been When My Husband Does The Dishes He Wants Sex I quickly ... Read more

by | March 28, 2011

Adam Liaw, Australia's MasterChef 2010 and author of Two Asian Kitchens, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Adam Liaw author of Two Asian Kitchens Ten Terrifying Questions ————————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born on Penang, an island in Malaysia, and moved to Adelaide when I was very young and studied at Prince Alfred College ... Read more

by | March 28, 2011

Stephen Kelman, author of Pigeon English, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Stephen Kelman author of Pigeon English Ten Terrifying Questions ——————————– 1.To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Luton, a midsize town about 30 miles north of London, UK, and was raised on a council estate there... Read more

by | March 27, 2011

Jane Sullivan, author of Little People, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jane Sullivan author of Little People Ten Terrifying Questions ———————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? In London. I went to George Eliot primary school, North London Collegiate School and Oxford University, where I ... Read more

by | March 27, 2011