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What Katie Read – The May Round Up (by award-winning author Kate Forsyth)

One of Australia’s favourite novelists Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens and The Wild Girl, continues her monthly blog with us, giving her verdict on the books she’s been reading. May is festival time in Sydney, and so I spent a lot of time talking about, and listening to other writers talk about, books and writing. It was wonderful to see the festival precinct at the wharves so... Read more

by | June 25, 2014

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Tara Moss, Michael Robotham, Paul Merrill

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Miles Franklin shortlisted Favel Parret and Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice d... Read more

by | December 13, 2012

The 20 Best Fantasy Titles To Help You Escape The Christmas Mayhem – Part Two (A Personal Selection By Guest Blogger Mark Timmony)

Follow on from part one… Still Life with Shape-Shifter by Sharon Shinn With her beautifully wrought prose, Shinn has crafted worlds of grace and beauty in both genres of science fiction and fantasy. Now she turns her talents to our world and presents a treasure of urban fantasy chronicling the relationship between two sisters and the need to keep a life changing secret that is not your ow... Read more

by | November 9, 2012

Swannies Guernsey and Cap Signed by Micky O Up For Grabs!

In time for AFL Grand Final Day, Booktopia has a Swans guernsey and cap both signed by Micky O to give away. Just order Micky O: Determination. Hard Work. And a Little Bit of Magic from Booktopia before midnight Tuesday 2nd October 2012 to go into the draw. How does that sound? Oh, and may the best team win… (Go Swannies!) Click here to order Micky O from Booktopia, Australia’s No. ... Read more

by | September 28, 2012

Jennifer Byrne will interview J.K. Rowling!

Mark your diaries! Jennifer Byrne is the only Australian journalist to be granted access to J.K. Rowling to talk about the most hotly anticipated book of the year — her first book for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy. Rowling is only giving a handful of interviews worldwide. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion with one of the world’s most loved authors. J. K. Rowling: Life After... Read more

by | September 4, 2012

Did You Watch ‘Call the Midwife’ Last Night?

It’s time to head back to East End London in the 1950s with CALL THE MIDWIFE, the warm and endearing story of Jennifer Worth as she experiences the highs and lows of midwife life back in simpler (or was it really more complicated?) times. The ratings for this TV series, of which there are 6 hour long episodes, drew more viewers in the UK than the corseted juggernaut of DOWNTON ABBEY – so ... Read more

by | September 3, 2012

Shortlist announced – 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu today announced the 21 works that are in the running for the most valuable literary prize in Australia – The Victorian Prize for Literature. “Now in their 27th year, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards proudly recognise and promote the exceptional work of Australian authors, playwrights and poets. They are a celebration of writing and of readin... Read more

by | August 9, 2012

ALL AUSTRALIAN THRILLS: Destined to Play by Indigo Bloome

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Step aside, Fifty Shades of Grey, there’s a new name in steamy fiction. Enter Destined to Play, the first in a three-book series that has seen first-time Australian author Indigo Bloome land herself in the position of a six-figure book deal. The first in the Avalon trilogy may be Australia’s answer to the Anastasia Steele plot that has blown open the ... Read more

by | July 10, 2012

Jennifer Scoullar, author of Brumby’s Run, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks  Jennifer Scoullar author of Brumby’s Run 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 Melbourne and raised in between our family’s house in town and our farm. When I left school I we... Read more

by | July 6, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Alyson Noël, Frank Moorhouse, and Derek Landy

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Miles Franklin shortlisted Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice ... Read more

by | June 24, 2012