Search results for tag: Andrew Cattanach

Warning: This Article Contains Graphic….Novels

Andrew Cattanach has a brand new bag… It all started when listening to The Grantland Podcast. Grantland is a US sports/culture website usually frequented by lots of people like me. Young(ish) hipster(ish) sporty(ish) culturally aware(ish) folks who enjoy quality long-form journalism. They also do podcasts (Fun Fact: we do as well) which, along with audiobooks, keep me company on my long d... Read more

by | October 8, 2015

Hear Good Things: Four of the latest and greatest Audiobooks for your earballs.

I have a confession to make. With a long drive to work, a busy workload and a severe case of reader’s FOMO, I find myself listening to as many books as I read these days. Okay, not quite as many, but I’m going through a couple of audiobooks a week at the moment, which is something I never thought I’d do. And you know what? I’m loving it. Gone are those long hours staring... Read more

by | September 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Bit in Between by Claire Varley (Review by Andrew Cattanach)

Andrew Cattanach finds plenty beneath the surface of local author Claire Varley’s debut The Bit in Between In The Bit in Between, Claire Varley explores the trials and tribulations of the talented and tortured young writer Oliver, as his ambitious prospective writing retreat is turned upside down by the enigmatic Alison, who enters his world in the most spectacular, stomach churning of wa... Read more

by | August 2, 2015

The Best Books of 2015…so far

Voracious reader and office loudmouth Andrew Cattanach lifts the lid on his favourite books of the year, so far! Quicksand by Steve Toltz I had my doubts about Steve Toltz even attempting to write a follow up to A Fraction of the Whole. Not only did he write it, he might have a Miles Franklin winner on his hands. Savagely witty and chaotically brilliant. Aldo has been so relentlessly unlucky – ... Read more

by | July 3, 2015

An Interview with Young Australian Bookseller of the Year Finalist – Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach

I owe books much more than they owe me. I spend every day trying to repay that debt. Booktopia’s Andrew Cattanach was recently named a finalist for the ABA Penguin Random House Australia Young Bookseller of the Year Award. The award recognises and rewards the excellence of a bookseller 35 or under, and promotes bookselling as a career choice for young people. We chatted to him about his l... Read more

by | May 21, 2015

My Favourite Australian Authors of 2014

2014 was a huge year for Australian authors. There seems no better time, January being our month of Australian Stories, to reflect on my favourite Australian authors of 2014. So many Australian authors had career defining years in 2014, but these are a few that made a huge impact with their work both on and off the page. Confused about the concept? So am I, but we’ll get there. Sonya Hart... Read more

by | January 8, 2015

Why Reading More Books is the best New Year’s Resolution

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution yet? Is it to get fit, eat healthy, save money, manage stress or learn a new hobby? Our New Year’s Resolution is to read more books. Have you thought about that one? Let’s see how it weighs up against the more traditional resolutions… Getting Fit vs Reading More Books Getting Fit Think of all those hours in a poorly ventilated gym li... Read more

by | January 2, 2015