A LOVELY glimpse into February with Booktopia

February is a huge month for all Booktopians, here’s a few hints of what it’s about…. Aristotle described it as “composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies”. Plato said when touched by it “everyone becomes a poet”. Charles Dickens described it as “the truest wisdom”. Yes, you guessed it – February at Booktopia is the month of LOVE... Read more

by | January 31, 2013

Author Graeme Simsion chats with Caroline Baum about his new novel, The Rosie Project (advances have well exceeded $1 million)

Caroline Baum: When rights to a debut novel are sold in more than thirty countries, you know a book is generating serious buzz. I am glad to say that this feel-good debut delivers what the hype promises. It’s as light as perfectly baked scone, narrowly avoiding saccharine pitfalls, achieving just the right combo of airiness and substance for the perfect rom-com recipe. From the moment we ... Read more

by | January 30, 2013

Sarah Wilson, author of I Quit Sugar: The Complete Plan and Recipe Book, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Sarah Wilson author of I Quit Sugar: The Complete Plan and Recipe Book… 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 actually grew up in the country on a subsistence-living farm outside Canberra. We had goats for mi... Read more

by | January 30, 2013

Bestselling Australian novelist Tony Cavanaugh reveals the differences between writing for the screen and writing a novel, exclusively for The Booktopia Blog

We’re excited to present a wonderful piece by bestselling author Tony Cavanaugh about the the differences between writing for the screen and  writing a novel. Before he wrote the bestselling Promise and his highly anticipated follow-up Dead Girl Sing, Tony was a writer and producer in film and television, writing numerous dramas since the 1980s. He has over thirty years experience in the ... Read more

by | January 29, 2013

Australia’s Favourite Novelist – The Full List

To celebrate January, Booktopia’s Month of Australian Stories, we asked you just who is Australia’s Favourite Novelist. The response was overwhelming, and after tens of thousands of votes were cast, these are the results. Australia’s 50 Favourite Australian Novelists for 2013. If you aren’t familiar with any of them, there’s no better time than now to get familiar ... Read more

by | January 26, 2013

And Australia’s Favourite Novelist is……

So the moment you’ve all been waiting for. To ring in the Australia Day Long Weekend, we have a very special surprise waiting for you at the bottom of the page. Make sure you don’t miss it. Booktopia is proud to announce that Australia’s Favourite Novelist as voted by you is… 1. Kate Morton A huge congratulations to Kate Morton on being voted Australia’s Favourite ... Read more

by | January 25, 2013

Australia’s Favourite Novelist: The Countdown Continues

What a journey it’s been. From the hundreds of nominations, to the tens of thousands of votes, and here we are at the last day of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist. For those who are coming to the party a little late, here’s the story so far:   So sit back and enjoy as the countdown towards Australia’s Favourite Novelist continues…. 10. Rachael Johns ... Read more

by | January 25, 2013

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 20-11 as voted by you

What a journey it’s been. From the hundreds of nominations, to the tens of thousands of votes, and here we are at the second last day of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist. For those that are coming to the party a little late, here’s the story so far: We hope you’re all looking forward to tomorrow when we unveil  Australia’s top 10 Favourite Novelists,... Read more

by | January 24, 2013

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 30-21 as voted by you

We find ourselves at the halfway point of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist, as voted by you. Here’s the story so far: Don’t forget to pencil in January 25th as a big day on the calender as we celebrate the Australia Day weekend in style with the announcement of Australia’s top 10 Favourite Novelists, as well as the launch of our Australian Stories Initiati... Read more

by | January 23, 2013

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 40-31 as voted by you

Welcome to day two of the unveiling of Australia’s Favourite Novelist, as voted by you. Here’s the story so far: 50. Peter Temple 49. Jay Kristoff 48. Nikki Gemmell 47. Charlotte Wood 46. Andy Griffiths 45. Di Morrissey 44. Christina Stead 43. Christos Tsiolkas 42. Rachael Treasure 41. Morris Gleitzman Don’t forget to pencil in January 25th as a big day on the calender as we c... Read more

by | January 22, 2013