Reamde by Neal Stephenson + a vid of Neal talking about Reamde

An epic thriller from the unique imagination of one of today’s most inventive writers: a wealthy tech entrepreneur is caught in the crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, as Chinese hackers unleash a contagious virus – Reamde. Across the globe, millions of computer screens flicker with the artfully coded world of T’Rain – an addictive internet role-playing game of... Read more

by | July 29, 2011

How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop by Grace Dent

Grace Dent is onto a winner. As we all know there are millions of twitter users worldwide. Each of these twitter users has a family, some have wives and husbands, and some even still have friends. These friends, partners and family members will soon feel, or are already feeling, neglected. They have probably come to resent the tweeter’s fascination with twitter and their obvious preferenc... Read more

by | July 29, 2011

Susan Duncan, author of The Briny Café, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

 The Booktopia Book Guru asks Susan Duncan author of The Briny Café 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 Albury, on the NSW and Victorian border and raised until the age of ten, at nearby Bonegilla Migrant Camp. Later, I attended Clyde Sc... Read more

by | July 29, 2011

Ruby Blues by Jessica Rudd follows on from the much loved Campaign Ruby

Jessica Rudd is back with a sequel to her popular and revealing novel, Campaign Ruby… which has been described as Bridget Jones goes to Canberra… Ruby Blues will be released 31st October 2011 but you may pre-order your copy here… Ruby Blues by Jessica Rudd In Campaign Ruby, Ruby managed to get: 1. drunk 2. the leader of the Opposition elected 3. Luke Now that the balloons from... Read more

by | July 28, 2011

Caitlin Moran, author of How To be a Woman and, coming soon, Moranthology, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Caitlin Moran author of How To be a Woman and, coming soon, Moranthology Ten Terrifying Questions ————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Hello! I was born in the hippy paradise of Brighton, but when I was two my parents moved to ... Read more

by | July 28, 2011

Take a closer look at the longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize

This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist is an interesting and surprising selection of established and emerging writers. I have to admit that at first the 2011 Man Booker Prize longlist left me a little cold. I recognised a few of the names on the list but many of them were completely unfamiliar. Then I cast my mind back over the year and realised that very few Man Booker Prize regulars had ... Read more

by | July 27, 2011

Order James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion and a case of mixed wine from Coldstream Hills could be yours.

Welcome to the Booktopia, Hardie Grant Books, James Halliday and Coldstream Hills wine give-away. Place an order for James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion and a case of mixed wine from Coldstream Hills could be yours. It’s that simple. We will announce the name of the lucky recipient on September 1. Click here to order James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition from ... Read more

by | July 27, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows + movie ticket

For a limited time only, this Australian published Harry Potter Signature Edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will come with a free movie pass to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (valid from July 21). The book and the movie pass for $22.99 – this is exceptional value and exclusive to Booktopia. Hurry while stocks last. Click here to order your copy from Booktop... Read more

by | July 27, 2011

Winners of the 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards

What follows is a selection of the winners announced at last night’s awards ceremony. ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011 WINNER: Bereft written by Chris Womersley, published by Scribe Publications It is 1919. The Great War has ended, but the Spanish flu epidemic is raging across Australia. Schools are closed, state borders are guarded by armed men, and train travel is severely re... Read more

by | July 26, 2011