Search results for tag: Craig Silvey

Toni Collette joins the cast of Jasper Jones: The Movie!

One of Australia’s most acclaimed actors, Toni Collette, has joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Jasper Jones. Collette joins Levi Miller, Angourie Rice and Aaron McGrath as headliners for the long awaited production of Craig Silvey’s seminal 2010 novel. Jasper Jones will be directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Day, Redfern Now, Mabo) and produced by David Jowsey (Too... Read more

by | October 1, 2015

Australia’s Favourite Author 2015 – Places 30-21

January is the month of Australian Stories at Booktopia, and to celebrate we’re counting down Australia’s 50 Favourite Authors, as voted by you! Monday and Tuesday’s announcements had some big surprises, will today be any different? The countdown continues… 30. Traci Harding Traci Harding’s work combines fantasy, facts, history and esoteric beliefs. She has recentl... Read more

by | January 21, 2015

Australia’s Favourite Novelist: The Countdown Continues

What a journey it’s been. From the hundreds of nominations, to the tens of thousands of votes, and here we are at the last day of the countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist. For those who are coming to the party a little late, here’s the story so far:   So sit back and enjoy as the countdown towards Australia’s Favourite Novelist continues…. 10. Rachael Johns ... Read more

by | January 25, 2013

10 Australian books to read before you die – First Tuesday Book Club

The First Tuesday Bookclub on the ABC recently held a popular vote for the 10 Australian books to read before you die. We watched with bated breath as the list was released, and thought we’d share it with you it case you missed it. While there will be as much talk about the books not on the list as on it, it really is a great place to start with Australia novels. If there’s anything... Read more

by | December 5, 2012

Booktopia Presents: Craig Silvey, the author of The Amber Amulet and Jasper Jones, in conversation with Caroline Baum

You’re in safe hands – The Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A brilliant jewel of a book from the acclaimed, best-selling author of Jasper Jones. Dear Sir/Ma’am, Please find enclosed this AMBER AMULET. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. A... Read more

by | November 2, 2012

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Craig Silvey, Peter FitzSimons and Susan Maushart

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 | May 19, 2012

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (20 to 11) (The Popular Vote 2010)

A quick glance at the full list of your (remember, you voted for it) 50 Must Read Australian Novels will reveal which publisher is leading the way when it comes to keeping affordable editions of the Australian Classics in print. The Orange Revolution. This list shows that not only are these wonderful books remembered, but they are being read, talked about and shared amongst friends. So publishe... Read more

by | December 29, 2010