WELCOME to the Booktopia Blog! There is so much going on in the book industry that we just felt we had to share it with you. Our product and editorial teams are constantly keeping up with what’s new and needed an outlet to tell the world, so here it is.
The authors of this blog are:
The Booktopia Book Guru (also known as John Purcell.)
John has been involved in the book industry for over fifteen years. For ten of those fifteen years he ran his own second-hand bookshop where he was able to talk books with book lovers all day long.
A writer and a reader, John hopes to share what he has learned about books with those who will listen and listen to those who are willing to share their knowledge in return.
Caroline Baum is a well known journalist and broadcaster. She has worked as founding editor of Good Reading magazine, features editor for Vogue, presenter of ABC TV’s popular bookshow, Between the Lines, and Foxtel’s Talking Books, and as an executive producer with ABC Radio National. She is a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines and is in demand as a presenter at arts and literary festivals around the country and overseas.
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Sarah was raised on a steady diet of Enid Blyton and Tamora Pierce, which is perhaps why she has always harboured a secret desire to solve mysteries in the English countryside and/or vanquish evildoers with her mad swordfight-fighting skills.
Sarah loves books of all genres (though she has a particular weakness for classic crime and fairytale re-tellings). Her heroes are Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Jean Valjean and Atticus Finch. She passionately dislikes sparkling vampires and books with the word “fifty” in the title.
She hopes to one day become the ruler a small country. Or, failing that, the owner of a large tropical island.
Top Five Favourite Books: Persuasion, Jane Eyre, American Gods, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and any given book by P. G. Wodehouse
Andrew is a contributor to The Booktopia Blog and was shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping though finds it difficult to do them all at once.
Andrew’s favourite five books: Less Than Zero, A Personal Matter, Portnoy’s Complaint, Blood Meridian and Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
I have a clear penchant for stories of middle-class disappointment, particularly if they are set in mid-twentieth century suburbia or written by a drunkard in the 1920s. I have been told that my taste in fiction probably warrants a visit to a therapist however I have yet to get around to it. I would probably just be disappointed in the experience.
Unfortunately I am not so taken with the fantasy and sci-fi genres (the only major exception being Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury). However I do have colleagues who are wonderfully well-versed in this area and I look forward to learning more from them.
My five favourite books, for your reference: Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Easter Parade – Richard Yates; The Berlin Stories – Christopher Isherwood; Rabbit, Run – John Updike; 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami.
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