Historical Fiction Archives

Australian National Living Treasure, Tom Keneally, chats with Booktopia about his new book, Napoleon’s Last Island.

Australian author, playwright and novelist Tom Keneally dropped by to sign a few books and chat with us about his latest masterpiece, Napoleon’s Last Island. This enthusiastic and effervescent man has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life, riveting readers (and listeners) with his compelling storytelling. But don’t take our word for it … have a listen to his pod... Read more

by | November 2, 2015

Kate Forsyth on her exquisite new novel The Beast’s Garden

Kate Forsyth is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults. She chats to Sarah McDuling. Grab a copy of The Beast’s Garden here The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth A retelling of The Beauty and The Beast set in Nazi Germany The Grimm Brothers published a beautiful version of the Beaut... Read more

by | September 12, 2015

Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Joanna Courtney author of The Chosen Queen 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 St Andrews in Scotland, so definitely consider myself a Scot at heart even though we moved to England when I was only a few months old. Bar lots of lovely visi... Read more

by | July 29, 2015

Kate Morton to release new novel – The Lake House – in October

Australia’s highest selling international author, Kate Morton, will be releasing a new book in 2015. Her fifith novel, The Lake House, will be released in October. In 2013, Kate Morton was voted Australia’s Favourite Novelist in a Booktopia readers poll, narrowly beating out Tim Winton and Monica McInerney for the top spot. Morton has sold over nine million books in 33 languages across 38... Read more

by | May 7, 2015

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robyn Cadwallader on her brilliant debut novel The Anchoress

Robyn Cadwallader’s debut novel The Anchoress has been met with widespread acclaim, with critics comparing it to Hannah Kent’s 2013 debut Burial Rites. She chats to Booktopia’s Editorial Director Caroline Baum. Grab a copy of The Anchoress here The Anchoress (Review by Caroline Baum) Like Hannah Kent’s award-winning international bestseller Burial Rites, this is one of those o... Read more

by | March 28, 2015

Absolutely Fabulous News!

We’ve all heard the news and now we are SO excited! Aren’t we? Well, if you haven’t already heard there may be an Absolutely Fabulous film released this year! I have loved this show for so long, I can’t even remember when I started watching it. My mother always hated it but my grandfather adored it, he saw things my way. I think what we both loved about Absolutely Fabulo... Read more

by | January 11, 2015

Karen Brooks, author of The Brewer’s Tale, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Karen Brooks author of The Brewer’s Tale and The Curse of the Bond Riders series Six Sharp Questions ___________ 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? Thank you! The Brewer’s Tale is an epic story about a medieval woman’s efforts to support her family in the wake of tragedy by taking up the trade by which her m... Read more

by | October 15, 2014