Search results for author: elizabeth_earl

Congratulations to Anna Funder: Winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2012 for All That I Am

Booktopia would like to congratulate Anna Funder for winning the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award with All That I Am… Congratulations! THE WINNER: Anna Funder – All That I Am Ruth Becker, defiant and cantankerous, is living out her days in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She has made an uneasy peace with the ghosts of her past – and a part of history that has been all but forgotten... Read more

by | June 20, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Wilbur Smith, Michael Koryta and Alexandra Potter

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 2, 2012

Congratulations to Madeline Miller who has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 for The Song of Achilles

The Orange Prize for Fiction Winner 2012 From the Orange Prize website: 19.15pm, London, 30 May 2012 — American author Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles (Bloomsbury). 2012 marks the seventeenth year of the Orange Prize, which celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. At an ... Read more

by | May 31, 2012

REVIEW: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady (Guest Blogger: Booktopia’s Sarah McDuling)

In Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady, Kate Summerscale casts a spotlight on a little known chapter in history. This is a very thoroughly researched case study detailing the true story of an unhappily married woman in Victorian Society.  In this, the age of Cougar Town, Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, when women are applauded for chasing younger men and pr... Read more

by | May 29, 2012

Fated by Alyson Noel, best-selling author of the Immortal series

Fated– Available 1.06.12 Strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, glowing people appear from nowhere. Worried that Daire’s having a breakdown, her mother sends her to stay with the grandmother she’s never met, who lives on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico. There Daire crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearth... Read more

by | May 28, 2012

COMING IN AUGUST 2012: The Bourne Legacy- The new film in the Jason Bourne series

The Bourne Legacy Hits Screens in August GET YOURSELF IN THE MOOD WITH THE LATEST BOURNE NOVEL: The Bourne Imperative– Available 12.06.12. An amnesiac on the edge of death presents a challenge much too close to home for Bourne in the latest from Robert Ludlum’s bestselling series. When Jason Bourne pulls a drowning man from a lake, he discovers that the man is not only freezing R... Read more

by | May 26, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Colleen McCullough, Susan Johnson and Eoin Colfer

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 | May 24, 2012

Run Like Crazy: 52 Marathons, 52 Weeks, 42 Countries: How Running Changed My Life by Tristan Miller

Due for release 23rd May 2012, pre-order here Simon Nash, a Booktopia founding director, read a proof copy of Run Like Crazy by Tristan Miller, and loved it. I asked him to jot down a short review: Run Like Crazy by Tristan Miller describes the adventures a keen runner can get up to when they embark on the grueling task of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks, in 40 countries, over 7 continents. Th... Read more

by | May 21, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Craig Silvey, Peter FitzSimons and Susan Maushart

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 | May 19, 2012

IN THE NEWS: Charlaine Harris announces end to Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series

Charlaine Harris has announced that she is ending the Sookie Stackhouse/ Southern Vampire series. Save the date…the final Sookie Stackhouse book, DEAD EVER AFTER, will be on sale May 7, 2013! The Southern Vampire series inspired HBO’s True Blood and with 12 books so far, it is exceedingly popular.  Last year, Harris hinted at the impending end of the series: “I think it’ll be total ... Read more

by | May 16, 2012