Nick Earls, author of The Fix, Zigzag Street, The True Story of Butterfish and many more, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Nick Earls author of The Fix, Zigzag Street, The True Story of Butterfish 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? Born: Northern Ireland. For years I thought I was born on the fire escape of... Read more

by | July 26, 2011

Paul Daley, author of Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Paul Daley author of Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail Ten Terrifying Questions ———————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? My background is completely unremarkable, especially for a writer. I was born in Melbourne to middle-class parents and ... Read more

by | July 25, 2011

Christopher Kremmer, author The Chase, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Christopher Kremmer author of The Chase, The Carpet Wars 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 Bethesda Hospital overlooking Enmore Park in Sydney. On the day I was b... Read more

by | July 25, 2011

Caroline Brothers, author of Hinterland, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Caroline Brothers author of Hinterland 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 Hobart but my family went back to live in Melbourne when I was very small, and that’s where I grew up and went to scho... Read more

by | July 22, 2011

FILM: Patrick White’s The Eye of the Storm

FILM: The Eye of the Storm Directed by Fred Schepisi In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. In dying, as in living, Mrs Hunter remains a formidable force on those around her. It is via Mrs Hunter’s authority over living that her household and children vicariously face death and st... Read more

by | July 21, 2011

FILM: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (from the makers of Wallace & Gromit)

In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain — a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has on... Read more

by | July 20, 2011

Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Madeline Miller author of The Song of Achilles 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 Boston, MA, but moved to New York City when I was still a baby. I spent my early years there, wit... Read more

by | July 20, 2011

FILM: The Adventures of Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn

BOOK: The Art of The Adventures of Tintin Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming up to launch The Adventures of Tintin in late 2011. The Secret of the Unicorn, the first of two films, brings to life the enormously popular books by Hergé in performance-captured, 3D form. The conceptual design and visual effects for the movie are being created by Weta, the multi Academy Award-winning comp... Read more

by | July 20, 2011

Barry Maitland, author of Chelsea Mansions, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Barry Maitland author of Chelsea Mansions, Dark Mirrors 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 Paisley, an industrial city in Scotland. When I was five my family moved to London where I grew up and wen... Read more

by | July 19, 2011