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Australia’s Favourite Author 2016 – 30-21

We’re at the halfway point of our Australia’s Favourite Author countdown, as voted by you! Time to take stock. Here’s the list so far… 50. Paul Jennings 49. Ruth Park 48. Fiona Palmer 47. Anh Do 46. Anna Campbell 45. Colleen McCullough 44. Banjo Paterson 43. Anita Heiss 42. Helene Young 41. Melina Marchetta 40. Charlotte Wood 39. Liz Byrski 38. Hugh Mackay 37. Rachael Tr... Read more

by | January 27, 2016

Children’s novel The Lie Tree wins Costa Book of the Year

Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree has become just the second children’s novel in half a century to win the prestigious Costa Book of the Year. The Lie Tree, Hardinge’s seventh novel, tells the story of Faith Sunderly whose family have left England for a remote island to escape a scandal. When Faith’s father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she sets out to unco... Read more

by | January 27, 2016

Australia’s Favourite Author 2016 – 40-31

After three weeks of nominations and voting, with over 80,000 votes cast, today we continue our countdown towards Australia’s Favourite Author for 2016! Today we look at authors 40-39. Be sure to visit The Booktopia Blog at midday every day this week before the Top 10, as voted by you, is announced on Friday! And don’t forget to see yesterday’s list! So, on with the show…... Read more

by | January 26, 2016