Stephen Dando-Collins, author of Crack Hardy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Stephen Dando-Collins author of Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, the True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War, 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 ... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

Mardi McConnochie, author of The Voyagers: A Love Story, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Mardi McConnochie author of The Voyagers: A Love Story and Coldwater Ten Terrifying Questions ————————- Update: The Voyagers has won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christina Stead Award 2011 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was bor... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

The 2011 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist

The three novels shortlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award are… When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald ‘There was nothing more definite when it came to promise than the worn old earth.’ In this sweeping epic of friendship, toil, hope and failed promise, multi-award-winning author Roger McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the dec... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

Winner of The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The U.S.A. digs this book… Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Which is for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life… Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction One of the New York Times Book Review‘s Top 10 Books of 2010 One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast,... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

Michael Robotham, author of The Wreckage, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Michael Robotham author of The Wreckage, The Suspect, Lost 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 the town of Casino in the Northern Rivers of NSW, the son of country school teacher whose p... Read more

by | April 18, 2011

SuperChef AUSTRALIA: A Parody by Ben Pobjie

A hilarious parody of Australia’s most successful tv cooking phenomenon From the cooking show to end all cooking shows, comes the book of the show that makes all other books of shows look feeble and pointless. Finally fans of the worldwide ultra-smash SuperChef can take the essence of the program home in handy book form, preserving the experience of history’s greatest-ever televised... Read more

by | April 18, 2011

David Baldacci, author of The Sixth Man, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks David Baldacci bestselling author of The Sixth Man, Absolute Power, Hell’s Corner and many, 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 and raised in Richmond, Virgin... Read more

by | April 15, 2011

Penguin Classics UK: Top Ten Cruellest Classics

In my inbox today was a newsletter from Penguin Classics UK in which they list the… Top Ten Cruellest Classics (wah, ha, har!) They didn’t say ‘wah, ha, har!’ that was me. I thought it needed something. They did say this, however: Despite some sunny days recently, we wouldn’t dare argue with T. S. Eliot – and since it’s April, here is our top ten of the... Read more

by | April 15, 2011

Jacqueline Lunn, author of Under The Influence, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jacqueline Lunn author of Under The Influence Ten Terrifying Questions —————————— 1.  To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Born, raised and schooled in Brisbane. My parents still live in the same house that I came home to after breaki... Read more

by | April 14, 2011