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Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Miles Franklin Award Winner Anna Funder, Damien Brown, and Wendy Harmer

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 30, 2012

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

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist 2012

THE SHORTLIST: Tony Birch – Blood From the moment he saw her, wrapped in a blanket at the hospital, Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister, Rachel. Mum was always on the move and always bringing home trouble. When his mum’s appetite for destruction leads the little family into the arms of Ray Crow, beneath the charm and charisma, Jesse sees the broodin... Read more

by | May 3, 2012

The Miles Franklin Literature Award Longlist 2012

From where I sit the 2012 Miles Franklin Literature Award longlist seems right. The names I expected to see are listed, Elliot Perlman, Kate Grenville, Gail Jones, Alex Miller, as are some of the names I hoped to see, Charlotte Wood, Charlotte Wood and Charlotte Wood. There are a few disastrous exclusions,  though. The Life by Malcolm Knox, for one. Kylie Ladd’s Last Summer, is another. A... Read more

by | March 28, 2012

Anna Funder, author of Stasiland and now, All That I Am, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

 The Booktopia Book Guru asks Anna Funder author of Stasiland and now, All That I Am, 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. When I was a child we lived in San Francisco and then in Paris, where I started school. I didn’t... Read more

by | August 3, 2011