The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – A Review by Andrew Cattanach

Jodi Picoult’s latest offering The Storyteller has been widely acknowledged as her best work for some time. Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach shares his thoughts. Rarely do I read a copy of a new Jodi Picoult before my mother. In fact, never have I read a copy of a new Jodi Picoult before my mother. Her bookcase is drowning in books from the bestselling US author, and eagerly awaits news... Read more

by | March 28, 2013

Buy a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host and receive two passes to see the movie

We love a giveaway at Booktopia, and this is one of the best we’ve ever had! Be one of the first twenty people to buy a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s (author of Twilight) bestselling book The Host and win two passes for you and a friend to go and see the big screen adaptation, starring Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt and Dianne Kruger. The Host was another triumph for... Read more

by | March 27, 2013

The 2013 Miles Franklin Longlist announced

Female authors have dominated the longlist for this year’s Miles Franklin literary award, earning eight of the 10 nominations. Romy Ash, Lily Brett, Michelle de Kretser, Annah Faulkner, Drusilla Modjeska, ML Stedman, Carrie Tiffany and Jacqueline Wright make up the female contingent, while Brian Castro and Tom Keneally are the only fellas. The 10 nominations will be narrowed down at a pub... Read more

by | March 26, 2013

Kim Kelly, author of This Red Earth, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Kim Kelly author of This Red Earth 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 Sydney, raised there at Little Bay, and schooled at La Perouse and Maroubra. A very suburban childhood, plenty of good old ... Read more

by | March 25, 2013

2012 Aurealis Awards Finalists announced

The finalists for the 2012 Aurealis Awards have been announced today, with Margo Lanagan leading the field with 5 nominations  including nods for Best Fantasy Novel and Best Young Adult Novel for her book Sea Hearts,. Kate Forsyth was rewarded for her stellar year with the nomination of Bitter Greens, just a few days after her highly anticipated novel Wild Girl hit the shelves. Judging Co-ordin... Read more

by | March 21, 2013

Sue Whiting, author of Portraits of Celina, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Sue Whiting author of Portraits of Celina, Get a Grip Cooper 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 and raised in Sydney. My earliest years were in Carlton, where we lived b... Read more

by | March 20, 2013

Maggie Groff, author of Good News, Bad News, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Maggie Groff author of Good News, Bad News 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 Hampshire, England and raised in the village of Portchester. Much of my childhood was spent pl... Read more

by | March 19, 2013

Joy Dettman, author of Ripples On A Pond, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Joy Dettman author of Ripples On A Pond, Wind in the Wires 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? My father was a bush poet, a frustrated writer and a hoarder of old documents. When he died ... Read more

by | March 18, 2013

Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John by Helen Trinca

In one of the most exciting releases of the year, Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John, Helen Trinca explores the life of one of Australia’s greatest writers, the reclusive Madeline St John. Trinca, currently the Managing Director of The Australian, has tackled other weighty topics in the past with her acclaimed books Waterfront: The Battle that Changed Australia and Better than Sex: Ho... Read more

by | March 15, 2013

Mary-Lou Stephens, author of Sex, Drugs and Meditation, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Mary-Lou Stephens author of Sex, Drugs and Meditation 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 and raised in that part of Australia that’s often left off the map and in true Tasmanian style headed off t... Read more

by | March 15, 2013