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Man Booker News: Australia’s Richard Flanagan named on six book Shortlist for 2014 prize

Could he do it? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as Richard Flanagan continues his surge towards a Man Booker Prize for his beautiful novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan’s masterpiece was controversially overlooked for this year’s Miles Franklin. 2010 winner Howard Jacobson is joined by fellow UK writers Ali Smith and Neel Mukherjee, with the new inte... Read more

by | September 9, 2014

REVIEW: Monkey Business by Kathryn Ledson

Last week, after a slight (okay, six week) reading hiatus, I guiltily reached for my pile of advanced reading copies, looking for something that would entertain and delight, without asking too much of my poor out-of-use brain. I picked up Monkey Business by Kathryn Ledson, and boy am I glad I did. Much like the hypercolour cover,  Ledson’s latest proved to be the perfect pick-me-up for my... Read more

by | November 8, 2013

REVIEW: Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough (review by Haylee Nash)

Romance Specialist Haylee Nash has her first taste of Colleen McCullough in Bittersweet…and finds herself going back for more. I must confess something – prior to Bittersweet, I had never read a Colleen McCullough (I know, I know,  take away my romance specialist badge). So when the review copy for Bittersweet landed on my desk, I approached the book with an equal mix of excitement ... Read more

by | October 28, 2013

Dianne Blacklock answers Romance at Booktopia’s ‘Firsts’

Australian author of contemporary women’s fiction, and of new release The Best Man, Dianne Blacklock answers Romance at Booktopia’s ‘firsts’. 1. Who was your first crush? Hutch, the blond one from the TV show, Starsky and Hutch. I was almost debilitatingly obsessed. Is there anything more overwhelming than those adolescent crushes? Read more

by | August 26, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Mandy Magro

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Rural Romance author Mandy Magro to the stage. 1. Describe the perfect da... Read more

by | July 31, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Fiona Lowe

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Mills & Boon author Fiona Lowe to the stage. 1. Describe the perfect ... Read more

by | July 30, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Nicole Alexander

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Rural Romance author Nicole Alexander to the stage. 1. Describe the perfe... Read more

by | July 29, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Melanie Milburne

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Mills & Boon author Melanie Milburne to the stage. 1. Describe the pe... Read more

by | July 28, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Nicola Marsh

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Contemporary Romance and Young Adult author Nicola Marsh to the stage. 1.... Read more

by | July 27, 2013

Australian Romance Author Showcase with…Rachael Johns

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Much like a beauty pageant, each author will be using their charm, wit and grace (and the power of social media) to take home the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. Booktopia invites bestselling Rural Romance author Rachael Johns to the stage. 1. Describe the perfect ... Read more

by | July 26, 2013