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Q&A with Patrick Ness about his latest novel – The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

1. The premise for your latest book is a really refreshing new take on a familiar theme. Can you tell us a bit about how you first got the idea to write The Rest of Us Just Live Here? The Chosen One plot is so important to YA, and for good reason: it provides an explanation for the incredible loneliness and alienation that teenage life brings. It’s powerful, and I’d never want to lo... Read more

by | August 24, 2015

British study reveals author, librarian and academic three most desirable careers

Booklovers know it, and it appears the rest of the world is starting to catch on. A bookish job is a great job! The “aura of prestige” connected with a career in writing or academia is preferable to jobs that brought promises of wealth and celebrity status, according to a survey conducted by UK market research firm Yougov with more than 14,000 respondents. Being an author was the most popular c... Read more

by | February 18, 2015

GUEST BLOG: Emily Webb, author of Angels of Death, on getting away with murder

One of the things I have discovered from my years of reading true crime – and now writing it – is that some people do get away with murder. Really bad things happen and the person or people responsible may never face court or punishment. This is despite the tireless efforts of police and lawyers. I have spent the past three years doing lots of research for my books Murder in Suburbia and the la... Read more

by | February 2, 2015

THE 2014 BOOKTOPIA BOOKS OF THE YEAR

2014 will be remembered as the year Australian Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. We’re sure you’ll all recall that Narrow Road featured in our Best Books of 2013 list, along with Pulitzer Prize winning The Goldfinch and Stella Prize winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, so we feel very confident proclaiming that somewhere in this list... Read more

by | December 15, 2014

PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the première of ‘Unbroken’

Big thanks to HarperCollins Australia for the invitations to the première of Angelina Jolie’s new film Unbroken. In particular Kelly Fagan and Kate Mayes. The film is based on the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand which is an account of the life of Louis Zamperini – Olympian, bombardier, castaway, prisoner of war and inspiration. Angelina Jolie directed and produced Unbroken which... Read more

by | November 18, 2014

New trailer for Insurgent released!

Spoil yourself… Insurgent Divergent Series : Book 2 I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am. Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, sh... Read more

by | November 13, 2014

The Art of Neil Gaiman: The story of one of the world’s most creative forces

The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell and Audrey Niffenegger With characters like Coraline and the Sandman to his name, Neil Gaiman is one of the best-loved authors in the world today; a creative force in comics, fiction, and the movies and TV, a serial award-winner, and a social media phenomenon whose every work is a guaranteed #1 bestseller. His passionate following of fans numbers millio... Read more

by | November 7, 2014

NEWS: Netflix to adapt Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’!

From the LA Times: Netflix has secured the rights to Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” according to Deadline, with the bestselling series of books for kids to be adapted as a live-action series for the online streaming network. There are 13 books in the “Unfortunate Events” series, beginning with 1999’s “The Bad Beginning” and end... Read more

by | November 6, 2014

Detective Harry Bosch is at it again…

Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he’s ever worked, in the blistering new thriller from international #1 bestselling author, Michael Connelly. In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the b... Read more

by | November 6, 2014

Percy Jackson’s final battle begins…

Rick Riordan’s epic bestselling series reaches its final chapter. Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen – all of them – and they’re stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How... Read more

by | November 5, 2014