Michael Robotham, author of Say You’re Sorry, The Wreckage and many more, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Michael Robotham author of Say You’re Sorry, The Wreckage, Bombproof and many more Six Sharp Questions ————————- 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? SAY YOU’RE SORRY is a dark psychological thriller about two missing teenage girls, best friends Piper Hadley and ... Read more

by | September 17, 2012

James Roy, author of Miss Understood, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks James Roy award winning author of Miss Understood, Anonymity Jones 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 western NSW, but when I was ten months old my parents accepted a missionary p... Read more

by | September 16, 2012

Meg McKinlay, author of Going for Broke, The Big Dig and now, Wreck the Halls, from the Lightning Strikes series, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Meg McKinlay author of Going for Broke, The Big Dig and now, Wreck the Halls,  from the Lightning Strikes 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 in a tiny town in South Australia named ... Read more

by | September 15, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Caroline Baum in conversation with Chris Cleave

GOLD by Chris Cleave The extraordinary new novel from the author of international bestseller THE OTHER HAND. Usually, this is where we’d tell you what this book is about. But with Chris Cleave, it’s a bit different. Because if you’ve read THE OTHER HAND or INCENDIARY , you’ll know that what his books are about is only part of the story – what really matters is how ... Read more

by | September 14, 2012

Victoria Heywood, author of Good Cook Bad Cook: 20 Rules For the Kitchen – 80 Essential Recipes, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Victoria Heywood author of Good Cook Bad Cook 20 Rules For the Kitchen – 80 Essential Recipes and Possum Pie, Beetroot Beer and Lamingtons and Celebrate with Food and Wine 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 in ... Read more

by | September 13, 2012

Nicole Alexander, author of Absolution Creek, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Nicole Alexander author of A Changing Land, The Bark Cutters and now, Absolution Creek Six Sharp Questions   1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? Absolution Creek is the story of Jack Manning, a grocer’s son, who watches the construction of the Sydney harbour bridge and dreams of a better life.  Although inexperienc... Read more

by | September 12, 2012

Cristy Burne, author of Takeshita Demons, The Filth Licker, and now, Monster Matsuri, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Cristy Burne author of Takeshita Demons, The Filth Licker, and now Monster Matsuri 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 New Zealand and raised on a kiwifruit orchard. At primary school we studied... Read more

by | September 12, 2012

REVIEW: The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow (Review by Mark Timmony)

The Iron Wyrm Affair is a brilliant alternate history, told in such a way that it reads like one of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies dropped into the middle of a steampunk fantasy with a side of science fiction. Saintcrow opens with the uneasy introduction of Archibald Clare and Emma Bannon (they are the Bannon & Clare of the series name) and then proceeds to throw the reader head first... Read more

by | September 11, 2012

Kathy Reichs, bestselling author of Bones Are Forever and creator of TV’s ‘Bones’, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

 The Booktopia Book Guru asks Kathy Reichs author of Bones Are Forever, book fifteen of  the Temperance Brennan series and creator of TV’s ‘Bones’ 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... Read more

by | September 11, 2012

Review: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law (Review by Catherine Horne)

I first became acquainted with Benjamin Law’s writing in the pages of frankie magazine several years ago and he has since become one of my favourite Australian writers. So when a copy of Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East turned up at the Booktopia office I acted like a deranged fangirl and declared that I must – MUST! – review this book. And, unsurprisingly, my instincts we... Read more

by | September 7, 2012