Search results for tag: Fiction

Unpublished Charlotte Bronte story and poem unearthed

An unpublished story and poem by Charlotte Bronte has been discovered in a much-loved book owned by her mother, Maria Bronte. Maria died when her six children – including the authors Emily, Anne and Charlotte – were very young. Among her possessions was a copy of Robert Southey’s The Remains of Henry Kirke White, which the Bronte Society maintains was “much-treasured” by the family. It wa... Read more

by | November 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti (Review by Sarah McDuling)

Zeroes is a glorious mix between a comic-book adventure and a heist film. Like Ocean’s Eleven meets The Avengers … except all the characters are teenagers with the kind of superpowers that are often more of a hindrance than a help. Created by the genius trio of Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti – Zeroes is a wildly dynamic and addictive read packed full of ... Read more

by | September 24, 2015

Picador Turns Forty: Win A Commemorative Collection

Happy 40th anniversary Picador. To celebrate, we have a great prize for one lucky Booktopia customer. Win the full 40th anniversary Picador collection  worth $315.00 The winner will be chosen from the customers who buy books from this collection before April 1st 2012. Click here to view the entire Picador 40th Anniversary Collection We also have 35 of Picador’s iconic tote bags to give aw... Read more

by | March 14, 2012

Tim Winton’s Breath wins Miles Franklin Award

Congratulations to Tim Winton who last night picked up the Miles Franklin Award for the fourth time for his novel Breath. “I’m stoked, of course, but also mindful that there are terrific writers who will be feeling pretty stiff tonight, because their books are more than good enough to have won,” said Winton. “To some extent I feel like the kid who’s simply left hol... Read more

by | June 19, 2009

Mal Peet – Exposure

Categorising books can be the kiss of death especially when it comes to so called young adult fiction. So many terrific books get ignored just because people get into a mind set of only reading in a certain category. So let me get it out there. Mal Peet’s books are generally categorised as young adult fiction. Don’t let the teens have all the fun – Mal Peet makes a very satisf... Read more

by | May 12, 2009

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga

You’d have to be living under a rock (in a coffin?) to have missed the tsunami that is Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga. Starting out a few years ago with a teenage girl cult following, this has since developed into a publishing phenomenon and it seems neither gender nor age is a barrier to its appeal. Well, stand by for August 13 because for the first time, all four books will be av... Read more

by | May 12, 2009

American Rust – Philipp Meyer

Ever pick up a book and just know you have to hear those words out loud? Well, l was the one last night sitting up in bed last night savouring every word of the opening chapters of Philipp Meyer’s American Rust. You can’t get much more praise for a debut novel than has been heaped upon this one. Meyer (yes, that’s him) will be gracing our shores for the Sydney Writers’ F... Read more

by | May 8, 2009