Search results for tag: David Malouf

Countdown to Australia’s Favourite Novelist: 40-31 as voted by you

Welcome to day two of the unveiling of Australia’s Favourite Novelist, as voted by you. Here’s the story so far: 50. Peter Temple 49. Jay Kristoff 48. Nikki Gemmell 47. Charlotte Wood 46. Andy Griffiths 45. Di Morrissey 44. Christina Stead 43. Christos Tsiolkas 42. Rachael Treasure 41. Morris Gleitzman Don’t forget to pencil in January 25th as a big day on the calender as we c... Read more

by | January 22, 2013

Rosalie Ham, author of There Should be More Dancing, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rosalie Ham author of  There Should be More Dancing, Summer at Mount Hope and The Dressmaker Ten Terrifying Questions —————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Born and raised Jerilderie, NSW. Started my school life at Jerilderie P... Read more

by | June 10, 2011

Finalists announced for The Man Booker International 2011

News from The Man Booker Prize website: Thirteen writers have made it on to the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the fourth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The authors come from eight countries, five are published in translation and there are four women on the list. One writer has... Read more

by | March 30, 2011

13 rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

Like Flaubert's Madame Bovary more than a century earlier, and Alex Miller's very fine LoveSong of last year, Shapiro writes with enormous insight about the confusion between a woman's desire for a child and her desire for a man. Read more

by | December 31, 2010

The 50 Must Read Australian Novels (50 to 41) (The Popular Vote 2010)

A while ago now, whilst playing… ahem… doing important and vital Booktopia business on twitter and facebook, I decided to ask Booktopia’s followers and friends what they thought were the ‘must read’ Australian novels. Many disparage twitter and facebook by suggesting that it is both frivolous and time wasting (I being of their number some few short months ago). Whe... Read more

by | December 13, 2010