Congratulations to Madeline Miller who has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 for The Song of Achilles

The Orange Prize for Fiction Winner 2012 From the Orange Prize website: 19.15pm, London, 30 May 2012 — American author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles (Bloomsbury). 2012 marks the seventeenth year of the Orange Prize, which celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. At an ... Read more

by | May 31, 2012

12th June, 2012 – Lauren Kate Vs. Richelle Mead : A One-Off YA Heavy-Weight Bout

This is the biggest event of the YA year. The two toughest competitors in the YA world will come head to head in a one-off heavy-weight bout on 12th June, 2012. In red corner, Lauren Kate, author of The Fallen Series, one of the highest selling YA series ever, the darling of Random House Australia, and in the white corner, Richelle Mead, author of The Vampire Academy novels, the biggest thing i... Read more

by | May 30, 2012

WIN with Broken by Elizabeth Pulford

Walker Books Australia is so excited about Broken they have put together a prize pack worth $200 to ensure they have your full attention. I took Broken home and gave it to my tame teen reader who read it in a couple of nights. She absolutely loved it. I tried to get her to do a review for me but she gave me that look, you know the look, and went off to read another book. So how do you win this ... Read more

by | May 30, 2012

Lars Kepler, author of The Nightmare and the Hypnotist, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Lars Kepler author of The Nightmare and The Hypnotist Ten Terrifying Questions —————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Lars Kepler is a pseudonym for Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril. Alexander: I was born and rai... Read more

by | May 29, 2012

REVIEW: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady (Guest Blogger: Booktopia’s Sarah McDuling)

In Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady, Kate Summerscale casts a spotlight on a little known chapter in history. This is a very thoroughly researched case study detailing the true story of an unhappily married woman in Victorian Society.  In this, the age of Cougar Town, Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, when women are applauded for chasing younger men and pr... Read more

by | May 29, 2012

Guest Blogger: Publisher Meredith Curnow Wishes Patrick White a Happy 100th Birthday

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY PATRICK WHITE Patrick White was born on this day in England in 1912. He was then taken to Australia, where his father owned a sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England at Cheltenham College and King’s College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote several unpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war. He returned to Austr... Read more

Fated by Alyson Noel, best-selling author of the Immortal series

Fated– Available 1.06.12 Strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, glowing people appear from nowhere. Worried that Daire’s having a breakdown, her mother sends her to stay with the grandmother she’s never met, who lives on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico. There Daire crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearth... Read more

by | May 28, 2012

COMING IN AUGUST 2012: The Bourne Legacy- The new film in the Jason Bourne series

The Bourne Legacy Hits Screens in August GET YOURSELF IN THE MOOD WITH THE LATEST BOURNE NOVEL: The Bourne Imperative– Available 12.06.12. An amnesiac on the edge of death presents a challenge much too close to home for Bourne in the latest from Robert Ludlum’s bestselling series. When Jason Bourne pulls a drowning man from a lake, he discovers that the man is not only freezing R... Read more

by | May 26, 2012

NEWS: Caroline Baum to become Editorial Director of the Booktopia BUZZ

Tony Nash, the CEO of Booktopia, announced this week that they have appointed Caroline Baum as their Editorial Director. Caroline will be responsible for the headline editorial pieces for the Booktopia Buzz, an online newsletter that has been running for over 4 years as well as contributing to other newsletter programs already in place. She will also be producing exclusive promotional book vide... Read more

by | May 25, 2012

Daniel H. Wilson, author of Amped and Robopocalypse, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Daniel H. Wilson author of Amped and Robopocalypse Six Sharp Questions —————————————–  1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? Amped tells the story of a guy swept up in a near future civil rights movement. The furore is caused when peo... Read more

by | May 25, 2012