Steve Worland, author of Combustion, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

‘A brilliant rollercoaster ride of a novel. I couldn’t put it down.’ Hugh Jackman The Booktopia Book Guru asks Steve Worland author of Combustion and Velocity 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, ra... Read more

by | August 31, 2013

The Counselor by Cormac McCarthy: Read It, Then Watch It

GREED is greatly overrated… BUT FEAR ISN’T In early 2012 it was announced that Cormac McCarthy had written his first original screenplay – news which provoked huge excitement, a swift deal and the appointment of Ridley Scott to direct. But this is no ordinary screenplay. This is a work of extraordinary imagination which draws on many of the themes of McCarthy’s work as well as... Read more

by | August 30, 2013

Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Kevin Kwan author of Crazy Rich Asians 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 Singapore and enjoyed a blissful childhood climbing trees, taunting neighbourhood dogs and eating five meals a day. I w... Read more

by | August 29, 2013

First Official Full-Length Trailer For Tim Winton’s The Turning Released

The first full length trailer for the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s 2005 short story collection, The Turning, has been released. Have a peek below. Doesn’t it look fantastic! A huge production across all facets of the Australian arts community featuring acclaimed writers, directors, actors and cinematographers, along with the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Pa... Read more

by | August 28, 2013

Romance at Booktopia’s Saucy Six with Beth Kery

Booktopia’s Romance Specialist, Haylee Nash pins down bestselling erotic author Beth Kery for the Saucy Six…and gets all hot and bothered in the process  1.       When do you feel your most beautiful? Probably on a day when I actually take care of myself and think about how I look. Unfortunately, that’s too rare these days due to work, which is a shame. I am a huge spa-lover. I ador... Read more

by | August 27, 2013

Never Go Back by Lee Child: Jack Reacher Returns In 2013

‘It’s said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world… Lee Child’s genius has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore’ Daily Express. By addictive bestseller Lee Child, the brand new, action-packed, high-tension Jack Reacher thriller, which sees Reacher, at the end of his long journey, honing in on his target i... Read more

by | August 27, 2013

The Election Collection: Books To Make Voting Easier #ausvotes

All Australians over the age of eighteen must vote in the Federal Election on 7th September, 2013. Surprisingly, there are many voters who have yet to decide who they will vote for. Some seem completely perplexed. Never fear, The Election Collection is here. A fail-safe guide to the election using one of humankind’s greatest achievements – the book. Yes, the book. Who knew the humbl... Read more

by | August 27, 2013

Cahill’s Choice: Top 10 Great Film and Television Fathers

This year Booktopia’s Christopher Cahill celebrates Father’s Day with a look back at some of film and television’s greatest (and most notorious) father figures, leaving aside some obvious ones (Atticus Finch etc). Screen dads have a habit of setting the bar incredibly high when it comes to being a father but they’re a wonderful guide of what to do, and what not to do, in... Read more

by | August 26, 2013

Dianne Blacklock answers Romance at Booktopia’s ‘Firsts’

Australian author of contemporary women’s fiction, and of new release The Best Man, Dianne Blacklock answers Romance at Booktopia’s ‘firsts’. 1. Who was your first crush? Hutch, the blond one from the TV show, Starsky and Hutch. I was almost debilitatingly obsessed. Is there anything more overwhelming than those adolescent crushes? Read more

by | August 26, 2013