John Boyne, author of The Absolutist, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and more, answers Ten Terrifying Questions, again.

The Booktopia Book Guru asks John Boyne author of The Absolutist, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Noah Barleywater Runs Away and more Ten Terrifying Questions, again. ———————— 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 Dublin, Ireland and have lived there for most... Read more

by | May 31, 2011

The Life by Malcolm Knox. A review by author Kylie Ladd

Malcolm Knox knows how to get my attention. I first became aware of him when I chanced across his 2006 book Secrets Of The Jury Room, a dramatic account of his experiences as a juror on a lengthy criminal trial. A few years earlier I had been in a similar situation as the foreperson on a month-long trial at the Supreme Court of Victoria, a case which involved rape, arson and decapitation with a... Read more

by | May 30, 2011

Alyson Noel, author of The Immortals Series, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Alyson Noël author of The Immortals series 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 Orange County, California, but left home at nineteen to travel the world and ended up living in Mykonos, Greece for s... Read more

by | May 30, 2011

Andrew Nicoll, author of The Love and Death of Caterina, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Andrew Nicoll  author of The Love and Death of Caterina and The Good Mayor 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 right here, in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland, 49 years ago. I’ve lived all ... Read more

by | May 27, 2011

Stephenie Meyer talks about her upcoming books – one’s about Mermaids….

Many think that Stephenie Meyer has kept the world waiting long enough… When will a new book be released? What is she working on? Recently Stephenie answered questions asked by a lucky group of  a group of Twi-hards. USA TODAY offered us a few tasty morsels: •On whether she’ll ever write more books about Edward and Bella: “The story’s already been told, and I doubt IR... Read more

by | May 27, 2011

2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards: Shortlists Announced

Arts Minister Simon Crean today announced the shortlists for the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Minister Crean said the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards recognise the outstanding literary talent in our country. “This year is the fourth year of the Awards, and also marks the greatest number of entries received in the history of the Awards,” Mr Crean said. “T... Read more

by | May 26, 2011

Karen Brooks, author of The Curse of the Bond Riders, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Karen Brooks author of Tallow and Votive: The Curse of the Bond Riders 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 Sydney, Australia, in a little apartment in Crows Nest, where I lived with m... Read more

by | May 26, 2011

The book is dead. Long live the book, says John Purcell

The book is terminally ill, say those in the know, and lies near death in a private hospital plugged into a life support machine and surrounded by close friends and relatives. Right now, across the world commentators are drafting moving eulogies. Commemorative plates and tea towels are being made. Songs are being written. A mini-series is planned. TV people are putting together five minute mont... Read more

by | May 25, 2011

Michael Connelly, author of The Detective Harry Bosch Series and The Mickey Haller Series, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Michael Connelly author of The Detective Harry Bosch Series, The Mickey Haller Series 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 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. I was primarily raised... Read more

by | May 24, 2011